Re: The infield Fly
Originally Posted by powersackers
Yes the batter failed. That's why he's automatically out. But the rule protects runners from having to do something (run) they otherwise would choose not to do, or at least choose to do at their own risk.
I understand what the rule does, I want to know opinions as to why that's preferable to rewarding the defense with a DP. Why protect the runners? Why not give the defense an option?
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 10-06-2012 at 07:39 AM.