bdub77: In this case you give the catch to the guy with his hands up watching the ball who can't see you behind him. He had the ball. The guy coming in behind him made the mistake.
chimp_ninja: It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward. The rest is traditional based on where your best fielders generally end up: If more than one outfielder calls it, the center fielder gets priority. If more than one infielder calls it, it's never the pitcher's ball, middle infielders have precedence over corner outfielders, and the shortstop has precedence over the second baseman.
Even With A Chainsaw: Second of all, as has already been pointed out, this is why sports fans hate baseball players. There's 162 games in your season, and you come back and win ONE, not because you earned anything, but because the other team choked in the most embarrassing way possible, and you're all going to celebrate in the middle of the field like you just took a 3-1 lead in the World Series? What a bunch of tards.
westpointer: I suppose that idiot umpire from the ATL-STL playoffs would have called this one an infield fly, had there have been less than two outs.Not a Braves fan, but that was just the worst.
Larry Mahnken: westpointer: I suppose that idiot umpire from the ATL-STL playoffs would have called this one an infield fly, had there have been less than two outs.Not a Braves fan, but that was just the worst.Um, if there were fewer than two outs and that wasn't called an infield fly, whatever umpire decided to not call it one should have been suspended.An infield fly doesn't need to be in the infield.
DeWayne Mann: As we learned at the time, people on fark don't believe what the rulebook says should matter.
The Bestest: DeWayne Mann: As we learned at the time, people on fark don't believe what the rulebook says should matter.In fairness, neither did the crowd in the stands.
DeWayne Mann: Might have something to do with the fact that Paredes isn't actually an outfielder.
chimp_ninja: DeWayne Mann: Might have something to do with the fact that Paredes isn't actually an outfielder.Nice catch. I looked up his minor league page to check, and aside from noticing that he's a 2B/3B...Only in Houston do they look at an infielder with a career .327 OBP and 39 HR in 545 G and think "Let's convert him to a corner outfielder. Not in the minors, mind you. Just stick him out there in MLB. See what happens. How bad could it be?"
DeWayne Mann: Using the flimsy excuse that Joe Morgan was a 2B for the Astros...Look at this terrible graphic:[i.imgur.com image 807x434]
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