I'm not sure why the man running from 2nd to 3rd, who is out when the 3b touches the bag, is just allowed to stand in the middle of the play? Guess I never really paid attention to where the man who is out goes mid play.This is a twitter embedded video from the KBO. Bases loaded one out, tie score, bottom nine. Batter hits line drive that 3B fields on one hop and tags third. Then, hijinks ensue. (catcher singlehandedly blows this)
I think he heard/saw the Out call from the ump and thought the inning was over? Of course, that guy was already out. Between the ump making the Out motion and the guy who's been out sticking around and directly affecting the play, the whole thing doesn't feel right. But still, the catcher blew it pretty badly.I'm not sure why the man running from 2nd to 3rd, who is out when the 3b touches the bag, is just allowed to stand in the middle of the play? Guess I never really paid attention to where the man who is out goes mid play.
Also while the catcher was dumb to chase that runner back to second, why didn't the 3b throw home after the C gave him the ball, guy was only 1/2 way there in a light jog.
In softball, under the International Softball Federation rules, that's a catch.Softball but: catch or HR???
Gut feel at first was HR, but I think her feet are still over the playing field when she catches it, thus rendering it a catch (I think?)
In MLB baseball, that'd be a dead ball, with all runners advancing one baseRule 15.c: "The fielder’s feet must be within the field of play, touching the ‘out of play’ line or being in the air after leaving live ball territory in order to have a valid catch. If the player has control of the ball when returning to the ground in the ‘out of play’ area, it is a valid catch. A player who is in “out of play area’ and returns to the live ball territory must have both feet touching the playable area prior to touching the ball in order to have a valid catch."
Rule 5.06(b)(3)(C) Comment: "If a fielder, after having made a legal catch, should step or fall into any out-of-play area, the ball is dead and each runner shall advance one base, without liability to be put out, from his last legally touched base at the time the fielder entered such out-of-play area."
Which brings up the question...if it hadn't been the third out of the inning, would Jeter have stopped himself to prevent a run from scoring?Not really comparable though. Jeter caught it clearly in fair territory then ran three steps and dived into the stands.
Given that there were 2 outs, that is as dumb a play as I have ever seen by the 1B. Step on the bag, inning over.
Catcher gets no points for trying to tag the runner either, but even though he tagged too late, no matter how long it took to get the batter out, the run wouldn't count.Not to mention, 2B should have slid over to cover 1B as soon as the rundown started. He was doing no good camped out covering 2B.
I had the same thought. It was so dumb that I thought for sure I was missing something, but no.Monumentally dumb play from the first baseman. At first it looked like he intentionally came off the bag to try and chase Baez.
After watching this like a dozen times, I guess the throw was off line slightly? But it seems like he made no effort to try and stay on the bag. Then he literally needs to turn around and take two steps and the inning is over.
The Little League throwing of the ball all over the field afterwards is the whipped cream on the sundae at that point.
You mean this one...posted 33 minutes before your commentThat's my new favorite play ever, and I can'twait for the Jomboi video.
Yeah, it's not really even a smart play by Baez, except, I guess that it worked and there was literally no downside for him. He clearly thinks if he's tagged out after the run scores that the run counts and it doesn't.Like just hold the ball lol. Let the runner touch home, who cares. Baez still gotta make it to first.
Well, I mean, what else is he gonna do? He grounded into an out. Dancing around on the line and somehow luring the other team into a historic boondoggle is your only chance of salvaging the run. It's still incredibly low odds but it's slightly better than just running to first and taking the out, and it happened to work out for him.Yeah, it's not really even a smart play by Baez, except, I guess that it worked and there was literally no downside for him. He clearly thinks if he's tagged out after the run scores that the run counts and it doesn't.
But in the end, if, in order for your plan to work, you need a team to kind of fuck up historically, then, kudos.
I was on mobile and didn't both checking. I suppose I could spell his name right next time, too. Thanks for posting!You mean this one...posted 33 minutes before your comment
Why would the first base coach encourage him to tag the bag? He’s on the Cubs.Saw this on TikToc and immediately thought it was a fake.
I mean part of me thinks (hopes) we find out there's a plausible explanation. Like even the 1B coach yelling that he has to tag the batter would provide at least some relief.
Meaning, he's fucking with the first baseman, but the first basement doesn't realize who's saying it and thinks it's his own teammate/coach. Because there really is no other excuse.Why would the first base coach encourage him to tag the bag? He’s on the Cubs.
The home plate ump was incorrect too - he signaled safe but the runner wasn't safe as the hitter outcome was pending.Three if you count the C who didn't tag Baez as soon as he got the ball. Four if you count the 2B who didn't cover first. (Five if you include the RF who also didn't.)
It's gotta be up there. I mean, that's like the most elementary thing in baseball. Maybe he forgot how many outs there were? That would at least provide a plausible explanation. It's not like that kind of thing hasn't happened before. Even Tom Brady forgot once what down it was. So that can happen to the best of them. If he thought there were two outs, then that's just the most massive baseball brain lock I've ever seen.Is that the worst play in sports history?