Friday, May 14, 2004

Unheard Of

I've watched baseball on TV for almost 30 years and I've never seen what I just saw (thanks Yogi.)

Phillies at Rockies: In the bottom of the 4th inning with a runner on first and no outs Rockies LF Holliday pops a foul beside first base. Easy play. Thome drops it. One pitch later Holliday pops another down the first base line. Easy play. Thome drops it. Again. Finally Halladay puts the ball in play with a pop-up to second. Phillies 2B Tomas Perez intentionally "short hops" it letting the ball bounce off his glove (negating the infield fly rule) throwing to first and getting Halladay. Meanwhile the runner who was on first (Charles Johnson) had walked into foul ground at which point Thome tagged him out. So, two out no one on for Pellow. And he pops out to Rollins to end the inning.

Phillies Baseball. It's Fantastic Maddening.

UPDATE: Thanks to Undelay for indicating that this wasn't a case of the Infield Fly rule. That will be the last time I listen to Phils colorman, Larry Anderson. (I know, excuses, excuses.)

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