Originally Posted by Ironman92
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.
We're talking about Chris Heisey not pete Rose. The fellow has shown more than his share of mental lockdowns over the years both on the field, at the plate and on the bases. I will not give him the benefit of the doubt. I thought he should have dived, Welch though he should have dived and Simon thought he should have dived. But hey, its a free country. And we won.