Originally Posted by dougdirt
How true this is, I don't know, but I saw someone explain that it is legal because unlike at other bags, the catcher is allowed to block your path to the plate.
Ugh. I keep looking it up and all I can find is people gawking at what a great play it was. If that's legal, then why doesn't every play at the plate just become ring around the batters box? I can't even imagine how furious Orioles fans must be. He was out by ten feet before that circus started.