Originally Posted by Brutus
Dude, watch the replay. He was literally waiting on the ball and then ran out from under it thinking his LF was calling him off.
He never even had to sprint to get to the ball. It was literally a slow back pedal.
That was ordinary as ordinary can be for a starting major league shortstop.
I think we all saw the replay. The key part of the call was the timing, which was after the infielder gave up on the play. The location of the ball makes your argument as poor as the call. The infield fly call was too late to be taken seriously. He blew it, but I imagine the expedient thing will be done and the protest will be denied.