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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    It was a good game until Breslow came on and gave the game away Still, even though we lost, I enjoy good baseball. We'll see what happens next!
    I don't think anyone gave the game away, the Cards played good baseball and that is why we won. The first game we played bad baseball and that's why the Sox won. I agree with you tho, I love good baseball and yes we will see what happens.


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    Al LoCosale was an executive with the Oakland Raiders in the early 70's and he had the story about the Immaculate Reception that involved the officials and the 'controversial ending' to the game.

    The Raiders were leading and the Steelers called a pass play that bounced off the intended receiver and into the arms of some guy name Franco Harris who ran in in for a touchdown. The rules of the time said that if a ball that was deflected by an offensive player, it could not be advanced and was a dead ball.

    The officials delayed in making the call and the stadium, filled with crazed Steeler fans, would have erupted had the refs ruled against Pittsburgh.


    The story AL told was that after the play the officials went into the dugout - the game was played at Three Rivers Stadium - and called up to the press box and asked "how many police can you send down to escort us out of here?"

    When the person on the other end didn't give him a satisfactory answer, the ref simply said, "TOUCHDOWN STEELERS!"

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    Whenever I see a 'controversial play' that is ruled in favor of the home team, I laugh and scream "TOUCHDOWN STEELERS".....

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    I wonder if Molina did an interview with Telemundo or one of the other Spanish outlets?

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    Certainly the most unusual ending for a ball game I have ever witnessed! Dang obscure rules!
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    It really bothers me when Sox fans are pitching a fit and claiming that it was a bad call.

    An interference/obstruction call does not mean that the interference/obstruction is intentional... it just means there was interference. The base runner has a right to a clear path to base. Unless one of the base players is immediately in play with the ball, they are not to interfere with base runners. And that is what happened last night.

    The reason why Craig was not called out at home was because the home base ump SAW the third base ump make the interference call and waited to see if Craig would have made it to home without tripping before being tagged out. Since Craig was tagged out AT base, he clearly would have made it to base BEFORE being tagged out had he not have tripped, therefore he was called "safe" and the run was awarded to the Cardinals to win the game.

    I know no one here is really "complaining", but my goodness you'd be so surprised how many people don't understand the rules of baseball, unless they directly apply to them. If the roles had been reversed and that had been a call against the Cards in the Sox favor, I would have been upset and REALLY bummed out, but I wouldn't be sitting here complaining about what a bad call it was and claim how "convenient" it was that the umps made the call for the home team... I mean, come on.

    Admittedly, for being the world series, this is the sloppiest world series for both teams that I've ever seen.

    Oh, and Karen, I love listening to the games on AM, too!! My only complaint is that if you don't tune in at the right moment, you may have to wait forreeeevvverrr for them to announce the score/inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Certainly the most unusual ending for a ball game I have ever witnessed! Dang obscure rules!
    That was pretty goofy and unusual.

    I laughed at the call and the interview the ump did after the game.

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    There are numerous rules in MLB and other sports that are interpreted, written and enforced differently than the way we learned them growing up. That's a large piece of the issue. The way that rule was enforced when I was playing LL baseball, there had to be obvious intent.

    Unless you play or ump the games full time, there are wrinkles to the rules that very few know, and the rules shift over time. One of my friends is an ump for HS baseball, and they have several day long meetings during the course of the winter to discuss rules changes and emphasis on rules for the next year. It's very much a moving target.

    What most are upset about is that the officials normally don't make borderline calls that can change a playoff game.
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    Fred Merkle is somewhere, laughing.

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    Rolling I think is more the case.
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    With the obscure rule call that ended game 3, and a pick-off of a pinch runner in game 4, one just has to wonder how game 5 will end!

    And the answer to your question, Richard? I think everyone has their own favorite father, but "Big Papi" is one of a kind! I saw a brief clip of him with his 3-year-old son several years ago, teaching him how to bat, and he was just as good a dad as one could imagine! And his son was arable, of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    And his son was arable, of course!
    What were they growing on him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    What were they growing on him?
    That should have been adorable - autocorrect guessed wrong!
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    The secret of life is nothing at all
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    Dang Oakland Raiders..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Rolling I think is more the case.
    Poor Fred and his Boner.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkle%27s_Boner

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Poor Fred and his Boner.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkle%27s_Boner

    I love baseball.
    That was the last time the Cubs won the World Series. Poor Fred.
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    Whodathunkit?

    A game in this series that they actually played clean ball! (Not that I'm complaining but you have to wonder why they insist on pitching to Papi. )
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