Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
No one said it was an easy play. Too often I see this in MLB. It's like the official scorer forgets it's MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL and not high school (or Little League). High standards should apply, ya know? If an OF gets there in plenty of time, even if they have to try and make a sliding catch, and they drop the ball, that's an error. It shouldn't even be debatable.
And as anyone who has played OF will tell you, making a sliding catch in the OF is not very hard. It's not extremely easy, but it's not hard by any means. That should have been an error on Choo (although that's the last thing he needed ... ha).
Totally agree, and they way they went on and on about the 2 Span catches yesterday, yes they were good catches but not great or spectacular (Kelch) ect. ect.