Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
I can honestly say I have never seen it called like this before. You have brought up one instance where it might have happened, but you can cut the abolsute stuff. "Always has been"???? On what basis can you even suggest that claim?
Harold Reynolds pointed to a Cubs game where a play was called like this. Castro didn't drop the ball but he was about the same depth as Kozma was. It probably does get called more than we realize.
Harold Reynolds actually thinks the umps got it right. The case he made was compelling. I don't agree with it but at the same time I can see why the ump ruled the way he did.
EDIT: It still doesn't excuse the Braves defensive performance and giving that game to the Cards.