After a complete review of MLB Rule 7 and the obstruction definition under Rule 2, some interesting things have come to light. Also, further review of the play also adds an interesting dimension.
Allen Craig’s wild trip over Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks likely made for the most crazy, chaotic October finish of all-time.
Ivan Nova snapped a five game winless streak as the Yankees took their winning streak to 4 games by defeated the Blue Jays, 5-2 on Saturday.
Joe Girardi theorized if a manager’s got a beef, he could throw a little challenge flag. Oh, brother. It’s as laughable as using lasers to call balls and strikes, and don’t think that hasn’t been suggested before.
Baseball long ago opened the door to replay when it allowed reviews of whether a ball is a home run, including whether it is fair or foul. So it’s not a big leap to allow replay of, oh, I don’t know, PLAYS THAT DECIDE GAMES, like this one.
By now you have probably seen the play a dozen times. Justin Brownlee of St. John’s picks up the loose ball, up two, with a few seconds left in the game and steps out of bounds. But there’s a much bigger issue to be looked at here.