Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....
Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
From Rule 2.00
"When it seems apparent that a batted ball will be an Infield Fly, the umpire shall immediately declare “Infield Fly” for the benefit of the runners. If the ball is near the baselines, the umpire shall declare “Infield Fly, if Fair.” "
Notice the rule doesn't say that it has to be apparent immediately. Don't conflate the two things. Being apparent immediately and immediately calling it when it's apparent are not one in the same. The umpire did not call it until it was apparent Kozma could get to it with ordinary effort. Considering he stopped at the spot where the ball eventually dropped, it was an ordinary play. But the umpired had to wait to be sure of that.
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