Originally Posted by Jpup
I didn't see that, but I think Reynolds is right. Vasgersian agreed with him as well.
I don't like the rule and think it should be changed, but they got the call right.
Reynolds and Vasgersian are certainly not authorities on the subject.
No they didn't get the call right, that much is almost universally agreed by people who truly understand the rule and the spirit of the rule. If there is no reasonable possibility of turning a double play by letting the ball drop then the infield fly rule should not be invoked.
The Cardinals had zero chance of turning a double play on that ball. They would have been extremely lucky to get even one out, much less two outs. They ended up getting nobody out at all after the ball dropped and the runners advanced easily. Calling the infield fly on that play was beyond ludicrous. Absolutely embarrassing.
It was a black eye for baseball that will make famous blown call highlight reels for decades.