Originally Posted by Jpup
I hated the call, but it was the right one. It happens many times during the season. Harold Reynolds explained it with video last night on MLB Network. If you watch the explanation, you will agree that the right call was made.
I agree 100% with you (did not see Reynolds). Kozmos could have caught that ball with semi-ease. However, HE BLEW IT! No ifs/and/buts about it... the shortstop blew it by thinking Holliday was going to catch it and gave way to him. It happens.
The major fail by popping up and deserving what you get puts the game in a "circus" atmosphere and one I do not want. Umpires will even call "purposely dropped" liners outs b/c the infielder is trying to get a DP in a "deceitful way".