Originally Posted by Mutaman
I didn't have that good a view on tv but it looked like a weak effort by me and I think Welch was saying the same thing. What's the downside in diving there?
There was no downside....the ball was high and would check up....but Heisey has shown that he'll dive, slide, crash into a wall, whatever over and over. Who knows more than him if he could catch it or not. He's earned the benefit of doubt if there is any. The problem was Simon showed him up a bit and made it look bad. I'll trust the proven outfielder who has made dozens of diving catches over the pitcher from 200 feet away.