The Greater Fool

Why Holbrook missed the spirit if not the letter of the infield fly rule

When a rule is barely understood, that’s a problem. When a rule is applied in seemingly counter-intuitive fashion, that’s a problem. When a rule causes fans to flip out, littering the field with debris and causing an 18-minute delay, that’s a problem.

Too bad for MLB that this happened on a one-game wildcard play-in format. Too bad for the Braves for not winning their division and making this point moot. Too bad for the Cards a tainted victory when it may not have made a difference. Too bad for the umps that this happened less than a month after the NFL interception-touchdown.