Originally Posted by Brutus
But I thought everyone on the internet and all the former players and announcers all said it was a good call
Regardless, I don't watch Reynolds enough to have an opinion of him one iota. But his analysis is 100% spot-on.
There's a reason why MLB immediately denied the protest (if it's a judgment call it would be denied anyhow but it puts to rest the idea that the rule was misapplied). The umpiring crew is unilaterally saying, even after review, they completely believe the right call was made. I absolutely positively agree with them.
This is silly. The nature of the call and the controversy, did you expect a Jim Joyce type apology? A protested game upheld by their employers, you would expect them to admit it was a poor call?
Brutus, your continued condescension in this discussion because you have umpired Legion ball is over the top in a Tracy Jones "I played the game" kind of way. I have seen those who disagree with you demonstrate an understanding of the application of this rule, and you continue to argue from authority, claiming to be the expert in the discussion. Now you're counting heads on who agrees with you--more arguments from authority.