Originally Posted by Brutus
The rules say nothing about when it has to be apparent that it's an infield fly. Again, the entire premise of your argument is false. It doesn't exist. It's not a consideration in the rules.
It can be apparent 10 seconds before an infielder catches it or one second. It does not matter when it's apparent.
The umpire called it when it was LEAST apparent, so even that word mince doesn't cut it. Contrarian indeed. Sometimes people make mistakes on their job, whether it be television producers or umpires. Not sure why you are carrying the torch when incompetence is called out.