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#1 Gizmo



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

Middlebrooks tried to 'accidentally' raise those legs up and trip Craig at 3rd base...lol.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:13 PM

That was great!


The Cards looked like the O's in trying to give this one away.




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Posted 27 October 2013 - 05:34 AM

Craig actually screwed up by stopping halfway between 2nd and 3rd when the ball was hit, then continued, which is why he was late getting to 3rd. There was no need to stop as the play was no way coming to him after the ground ball was noticed, but was coming home. He should've gotten to 3rd standing up.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:28 AM

The umpire who made the call is either very, very brave or very, very stupid.  I can't decide which it is.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:11 PM

What? No link to the meltdown on the Boston boards? ;)

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

that joke of a call is enough to root against the cardinals even if you do hate the bosox .....

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#7 Jimmy Jazz

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

I don't think Middlebrooks was trying trip him, he just happened to be in the way.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

that joke of a call is enough to root against the cardinals even if you do hate the bosox .....



In what way was that call a joke?  Craig would have easily scored had Middlebrooks not been laying out in front of him.  I don't think I've ever seen a more appropriate obstruction call.  Intentional on Middlebrooks part or not, it is obstruction.  The rulebook doesn't differentiate.

Edited by LarryN, 28 October 2013 - 09:32 AM.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

The ump Jim Joyce of blown no hitter calls made the right call based on the rules. Tough call but the right call.

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