Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Then why wasn't it called before the time when Kozma backed away from it?
Umpires are taught to be patient before calling it. It actually is recommended that the umpire waits to make sure an ordinary effort can be made. The umpire waited to see that the shortstop was able to get under the ball, which he did, and he called it. That's actually the right mechanics.
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