Did you guys catch the play in the Tigers/Royals game last night? Jeff Francoeur hits a ball off the top of the wall, Austin Jackson then catches it off the bounce. Confusion ensues...
Tim McClellan, who I've deemed the second worst ump I've ever seen (CB Buckner takes the cake), calls Francoeur out. What? In what play can the ball hit the wall first and still be an out.
Francoeur proceeds to stop running even though he would have had an easy triple had he been running.
Jackson doesn't react at all after the catch, because he doesn't know what the call is, so he's holding a live ball in his hands 400 feet away from home, with no intent to throw it to the infield.
Eventually the play is called back as a double. And Jim Leyland comes out to argue incesently as if it should have been an out!
The brain cramps on this play were fun to watch, mostly because you don't see the play often and no one knew what to do. But if you relate to a much more frequent play, you'll know this isn't a hard judgement: Line drive off green monster at Fenway. The LF catches it off the wall before a bounce...pretty sure no one argues that's an out.
Enjoy if you haven't seen it yet.