What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
It blows my mind that no one addressed it. A runner is supposed to be called out after an obvious attempt to disrupt a double play. That was as blatant as I can remember. He was three feet off the bag and essentially tackled elvis. With all the luck and bad calls going the cardinals' way, it seems like there are a lot of forces working against texas.
I don't know about that. I have the MLB rule book. I'll double check. No matter, you always try to take out the DP. He did it well. Just like in the Super Bowl or NBA Championship, you let 'em play.
I believe the rule is that as long as you can still reach the bag, you can go as far out as you like. I could be wrong though.
It is the take out in question. If disrupting a DP was illegal, they'd be called out daily. Rule is fto follow.
Here is the thing about that slide, he tried to rack Elvis. Way to thank us for not stepping on Carpenter. Which by the way can someone explain to me why we didn't step on Carpenters hand? Am I still to NFL centric to think that would have been fair game?
It was a legal slide because he could reach the bag (even though he physically didn't). However, he did throw his arm up into Elvis that appeared to help break up the double play, so for that reason it should have been interference
Not sure of the MLB rule on that play. I'm curious to know if he interfered though it doesn't matter now, does it?
The rule is in the 10.0 part of the MLB rule book. It is vague. It reminds me of the "if you run outside of the baseline you're out" rule. It happens, yet rarely enforced. Too subjective, especially in this venue. Make sense? If it worked for us, there would be no complaint. Winners win without excuses.
I agree swirlies. You'll see that as he slides toward Elvis the left hand could not reach/touch the plate - he's inches away, and I think that is a determining factor if the slide is outside the base path.
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