Sunday, October 27, 2013

ICYMI: Cards Win Game 3 Of World Series on Obstruction Call

Okay, we kind of wish we stayed up or at least had the World Series on the television last night after reading about this.

Game 3 of the World Series ended Saturday night in a way unlike any other---ever.

The St. Louis Cardinals walked away with a 5-4, bottom of the 9th victory, when Allen Craig was awarded home plate after 3rd base umpire Jim Joyce ruled he was obstructed.

Ironically, he may very well have scored when Jarrod Saltalamacchia's throw sailed over 3rd baseman Will Middlebrooks head, but Craig and Middlebrooks got tangled up as Craig slid to beat the throw.

That's when the chaos ensued. Craig (who's fighting a foot injury), limped towards home plate as fast as he could, but didn't beat the throw home.

It didn't matter. Joyce had made his call, and according to the MLB Rule Book as long as he made a concerted effort to advance, he would be ruled safte.

That's what happened.

We'd show you the highlights, but really, this was the only highlight that mattered:

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