Saturday, October 6, 2012

Braves Lose On "Short Left Field Fly Rule" Vs. Cards (Among Other Things)

((HT: MLB on TBS))

The HQ figures that Brother Phil will wax a little more poetic on the rather ignominious (my, what a big word that means "ugly") end of the Atlanta Braves season (on a few different levels) last night against the St. Louis Cardinals...

But, we'll hit the high points...

1) Larry Wayne Jones, Junior admitted in his last post-game press conference that his throwing error on a double play ball into right field was responsible for the loss more than anything else...

2) You knew that, sooner or later, the ridiculous streak that starter Kris Medlin had would come to an end- at the worst time possible...

3) But, more than anything, the evidence below is what will stick with folks for quite some time... flying projectiles included on what one writer called the "short left field fly rule."


Executive VP for MLB, Joe Torre, said that he turned down the Braves protest because of the idea that the umpires made the call on the field and all agreed on it.

No matter how completely bogus it was... and that's the conventional wisdom on why Fredi Gonzalez didn't get tossed when he came out for his rant of the ages...

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