Originally Posted by George Anderson
I agree, the spirit of the infield fly rule is to keep infielders from intentionally dropping a fly ball so they could make a double play. No way could a double play happen there.
One question I've always wanted to ask, not sure you can answer it, but since you're an umpire, I'll ask you anyway.
Why does MLB have the infield fly rule? If I guy pops up with runners on base, why shouldn't it be a double play, if the infielders are smart enough to pull it off. It's not like the hitter did anything good and is being punished?