October 6, 2012

Neyer on *that* Infield Fly

As predicted, there has been a great deal of chatter on the application of the Infield Fly rule in the eight inning of last night's Cardinals-Braves NL Wild Card game.

The best thing I've read is Rob Neyer's analysis at SB Nation, "Everything you always wanted to know about the Infield Fly Rule*". Neyer covers the rule in general, its application in this particular case (he thinks it was an appropriate call, and one which realistically did not hurt the Braves), and sums up with the fact that the game turned not on this call, but the Braves' three errors and failure to score when, late in the game, they had runners in scoring position.


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