This past Saturday night Game 3 will be forever remembered for the infamous obstruction call, which ended in a St. Louis walk-off win was the first time I have ever seen that rule enforced as a baseball fan.
Like many others, I was confused about what the heck had happened and when it was deemed as obstruction, I thought why not breakdown in laymen’s terms.
Obstruction scenario: World Series Game 3 - bottom of the 9th inning – one out – score tied at 4.
- Cardinals Jon Jay is up at the plate; down 0-1 and then hits a bouncing ball to right field.
- Meanwhile Craig, who is coming off an injury, is chugging towards third base, so Saltalamacchia heaves the ball at third baseman Will Middlebrooks in hopes to get an inning ending double play.
- Saltalamacchia’s throw was way wide, missing Middlebrook’s glove at the same time Craig was sliding into third base. Continue reading ‘Baseball Basics: Was that obstruction?’ »