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2012-05-26 03:01:07 AM  
huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...
 
2012-05-26 03:28:26 AM  

Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...


As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.
 
2012-05-26 07:31:49 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.


Themoreyouknow.jpg I learned something today!
 
2012-05-26 07:40:25 AM  
I didn't know there was a play that ended in the death of all baseball fans everywhere. Wait, what?
 
2012-05-26 08:32:12 AM  

SevenizGud: I didn't know there was a play that ended in the death of all baseball fans everywhere. Wait, what?


Tired troll is tired.
 
2012-05-26 08:36:25 AM  
Heck of a catch.

I used to be able to play like that, well that's the way I remember it anyway....
 
2012-05-26 08:51:56 AM  

SevenizGud: I didn't know there was a play that ended in the death of all baseball fans everywhere. Wait, what?


Hey guys, I just came into a baseball thread to comment about how I don't like baseball. See how cool and superior I am? Sorry, I have to go now. I have an appointment to watch SevenizGud suck a bus load of cock.
 
2012-05-26 09:08:56 AM  
Sandy's a girl name.
 
das
2012-05-26 09:12:26 AM  

R.A.Danny: Sandy's a girl name.


Tell that to Mr. Cofax.
 
2012-05-26 09:27:16 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.


That's good to know...always wondered about that.

Helluva catch, in any event.
 
2012-05-26 09:36:23 AM  

das: R.A.Danny: Sandy's a girl name.

Tell that to Mr. Cofax.


Like the Okie up there knows that.
 
2012-05-26 09:47:17 AM  

das: R.A.Danny: Sandy's a girl name.

Tell that to Mr. Cofax.


Mr Koufax would like to know also.


(Yeah, I know spelling nazi and all that.)
 
2012-05-26 09:51:26 AM  
Soooo, the nba and soccer aren't the only sports where the players flop?
 
2012-05-26 10:03:33 AM  
What a farking catch. The batter must have been crushed.
 
2012-05-26 10:12:47 AM  

YonderScott: Soooo, the nba and soccer aren't the only sports where the players flop?


Of course not.


I have a feeling you already knew this, though

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2012-05-26 10:13:33 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.


I didn't know that. I thought you had to catch the ball and then land in bounds.
 
2012-05-26 10:50:55 AM  
those low fences are a great way to get yourself farked. hate em.
 
2012-05-26 10:52:56 AM  
Meh.
 
2012-05-26 11:05:11 AM  

Tommy Moo: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.

I didn't know that. I thought you had to catch the ball and then land in bounds.


I agree. That is what I thought the rule was.

It is only a matter of time before someone climbs the fence and jumps off it into the crowd to make a catch with a rule like that. It could potentially injure spectators.

Seems like a weird rule to me.
 
2012-05-26 11:08:49 AM  

GregoryD: Seems like a weird rule to me.


Think less "outfield" and more "catchers falling into the dugout for a foul fly".
 
2012-05-26 11:21:10 AM  
Why is the fence only 2 feet off the ground? It seems a catch like that would happen all the time in that league.
 
2012-05-26 11:21:51 AM  

grinding_journalist: GregoryD: Seems like a weird rule to me.

Think less "outfield" and more "catchers falling into the dugout for a foul fly".


I was thinking more of 4 year old catches spike to the face as catcher jumps into the crowd.
 
2012-05-26 11:32:07 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.



not by NCAA rule....touching the ground isn't part of the rule at all.

NCAA Rule 15(b):

If a fielder falls over or through the fence after making a catch within the field of play, the batter shall be retired and the ball is dead (see 6-1-d and 8-3-m).



Here the argument could be made where did the player catch the ball, with respect to the rule;s "within the field of play" aspect. but then you'd have to go Zapruder on the footage and as far as I know, the NCAA doesn't have instant replay.


i_dig_chicks: Why is the fence only 2 feet off the ground? It seems a catch like that would happen all the time in that league.


i wonder if with the fences that small, there was a local rule about that specific instance. "if a guy catches a ball and goes over, because our fences are only 3 feet high, that will be an out."
 
2012-05-26 12:15:09 PM  

rickythepenguin: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.


not by NCAA rule....touching the ground isn't part of the rule at all.

NCAA Rule 15(b):

If a fielder falls over or through the fence after making a catch within the field of play, the batter shall be retired and the ball is dead (see 6-1-d and 8-3-m).


Here the argument could be made where did the player catch the ball, with respect to the rule;s "within the field of play" aspect. but then you'd have to go Zapruder on the footage and as far as I know, the NCAA doesn't have instant replay.


i_dig_chicks: Why is the fence only 2 feet off the ground? It seems a catch like that would happen all the time in that league.

i wonder if with the fences that small, there was a local rule about that specific instance. "if a guy catches a ball and goes over, because our fences are only 3 feet high, that will be an out."


Essentially, that is what I meant, I just didnt have the rule book for exact wording handy when i posted that answer.
 
2012-05-26 12:19:21 PM  
Dinger robber.
 
2012-05-26 12:44:31 PM  

imageshack.us

 
2012-05-26 12:47:49 PM  

i_dig_chicks: Why is the fence only 2 feet off the ground? It seems a catch like that would happen all the time in that league.


Maybe four feet, but it was the shortest fence I've seen for adult games.
 
2012-05-26 01:08:10 PM  

Minimum: das: R.A.Danny: Sandy's a girl name.

Tell that to Mr. Cofax.

Mr Koufax would like to know also.

(Yeah, I know spelling nazi and all that.)


Mr. Alomar and Mr. Alomar Jr. nod in agreement.
 
2012-05-26 01:09:43 PM  

GregoryD: Tommy Moo: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.

I didn't know that. I thought you had to catch the ball and then land in bounds.

I agree. That is what I thought the rule was.

It is only a matter of time before someone climbs the fence and jumps off it into the crowd to make a catch with a rule like that. It could potentially injure spectators.

Seems like a weird rule to me.


Baseball's been around for more than a century. This rule isn't new. That's never happened.
 
2012-05-26 01:45:56 PM  
I've always felt that plays like that should be a home run.
 
2012-05-26 01:53:28 PM  
That is an amazing catch. However, the little kid with the unassisted triple play will be getting my vote this year.
 
2012-05-26 02:10:23 PM  

Tommy Moo: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.

I didn't know that. I thought you had to catch the ball and then land in bounds.


The rule of thumb is that as long as it is your momentum that carries you out of the field of play, the out counts.

The various leagues write it up differently, but that is the gist of it.
 
2012-05-26 02:50:43 PM  
Here's a 9-pic photo sequence of the catch, aftermath: http://tinyurl.com/7e4yggs
 
2012-05-26 03:46:59 PM  
Well, I guess if you're going to have fences shorter than some hurdles, you make it possible for plays like that.

I wonder why you'd construct the park with that thing. Nice catch, though I see better a couple times a week in Arena Football (try making a football catch going over a wall like that - and it's not nice soft grass on the other side of the wall - it's plastic arena seating).
 
2012-05-26 05:57:38 PM  

IAmRight: Well, I guess if you're going to have fences shorter than some hurdles, you make it possible for plays like that.

I wonder why you'd construct the park with that thing. Nice catch, though I see better a couple times a week in Arena Football (try making a football catch going over a wall like that - and it's not nice soft grass on the other side of the wall - it's plastic arena seating).


You're also wearing padding, and the ball is a lot bigger and probably travelling more slowly.

But yeah, totally the same.
 
2012-05-26 07:02:05 PM  

dave2198: You're also wearing padding, and the ball is a lot bigger and probably travelling more slowly.


You realize that it's harder to catch a big ball than a small one, right?

No, it's not the same, the football catch is much, much more difficult.
 
2012-05-26 07:30:37 PM  
That assclown Jeff Passan on Yahoo called it the greatest catch ever, saying he leaped over a four foot fence. So this guy is at least 8 feet tall since the fence comes up to about his hip.

Yes... great catch... greatest ever? Ummm, I'd have to think the guys who have leaped above 10 foot walls to catch a home run ball and bring it back into play have the edge, there.
 
2012-05-26 07:46:56 PM  

IAmRight: dave2198: You're also wearing padding, and the ball is a lot bigger and probably travelling more slowly.

You realize that it's harder to catch a big ball than a small one, right?

No, it's not the same, the football catch is much, much more difficult.


lol...
 
2012-05-26 10:14:49 PM  
"nod the game at 4" ??!?!!

Alex, I'll take "things someone has never seen written down" for $400
 
2012-05-27 02:06:05 AM  

rickythepenguin: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.


not by NCAA rule....touching the ground isn't part of the rule at all.

NCAA Rule 15(b):

If a fielder falls over or through the fence after making a catch within the field of play, the batter shall be retired and the ball is dead (see 6-1-d and 8-3-m).


Here the argument could be made where did the player catch the ball, with respect to the rule;s "within the field of play" aspect. but then you'd have to go Zapruder on the footage and as far as I know, the NCAA doesn't have instant replay.


i_dig_chicks: Why is the fence only 2 feet off the ground? It seems a catch like that would happen all the time in that league.

i wonder if with the fences that small, there was a local rule about that specific instance. "if a guy catches a ball and goes over, because our fences are only 3 feet high, that will be an out."


Never even knew the NCAA had that rule, I caught a ball once going over the fence and it was ruled to be a HR but that was in a pony league game.

I bet the low fences have a sub rule that was ignored.
 
2012-05-27 12:53:03 PM  
They must have a deal where any ground-rule double means $1 beer until the inning ends. Nice diving catch, but not that impressed.

You want to see fence-defying catches, look to Japanese baseball.
 
2012-05-27 01:12:41 PM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.


I've never understood this rule - guys catch balls in foul territory all the time for outs. Does this only pertain to HR's? I guess it must.
 
2012-05-27 07:42:45 PM  

Jamdug!: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.

I've never understood this rule - guys catch balls in foul territory all the time for outs. Does this only pertain to HR's? I guess it must.


Foul territory and out-of-bounds are not the same thing. There is an actual out-of-bounds line that starts essentially at the walls all around the field. This way you couldn't actually climb into the stands and catch the ball, not that it's terribly likely that would ever happen.

The OOB line actually comes into play a lot more in adult softball or baseball leagues where there isn't a fence around the whole field. There is usually a second chalk line outside of the foul line that constitutes OOB. Anything caught on the wrong side of that line does not count.
 
2012-05-27 09:43:49 PM  

eazye1334: Jamdug!: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Frederick: huh...seems like it should be a HR to me. But the umpire definitely made the "out" sign...

As long as he catches it before any part of his body touches the ground out of bounds, its an out.

I've never understood this rule - guys catch balls in foul territory all the time for outs. Does this only pertain to HR's? I guess it must.

Foul territory and out-of-bounds are not the same thing. There is an actual out-of-bounds line that starts essentially at the walls all around the field. This way you couldn't actually climb into the stands and catch the ball, not that it's terribly likely that would ever happen.

The OOB line actually comes into play a lot more in adult softball or baseball leagues where there isn't a fence around the whole field. There is usually a second chalk line outside of the foul line that constitutes OOB. Anything caught on the wrong side of that line does not count.


Alright I guess that makes sense. I didn't realize the distinction there, thx.
 
2012-05-29 11:09:57 AM  

DontSpitOnMyMind: That is an amazing catch. However, the little kid with the unassisted triple play will be getting my vote this year.


Not bad, especially at an age where you still have to tell the kids which way to run.
 
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