Hey Blue, Check Your Fly!

No doubt if you read this blog, you have heard about the debacle that occurred during the 1-game Wildcard playoff this year between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. Never mind the absurdities of the Wild Card expansion and the silliness of leaving a team’s entire season fortunes to the results of a single game, in this case it is apparent that the NFL replacement refs found continued employment with Major League Baseball. I have listened to arguments defending this call which approach the complexity of Canon Law. Not at all interested. From the point of view of this common man, an infielder who back-pedals halfway into the outfield does NOT demonstrate a ball “easily caught.” Nuf Ced. In a twist of irony, Chipper Jones had this experience to close out his career with the Braves after accurately predicting that the 1-game playoff process would prove to be an injustice for this exact reason. What say you?

Scorpion Bowl

Another memorable moment from the waning days of the 2012 season… Carlos Corporan of the Houston Astros in the act of being thrown out at second base after a short face-plant slide in the wet dirt. Anyone who watches Rob Dyrdek’s show Ridiculousness will clearly recognize “The Scorpion.” If this had been better executed, Corporan might have actually caught the bag with his feet. Classic…

Field of Dreams

Congratulations to Adam Greenberg who finally achieved the dream of completing his one and only Major League at-bat on 10/2 with the Marlins after having suffered a concussion seven years ago. Unfortunately he struck out, but received standing ovations anyway. If I had been the pitcher facing him, I would have mixed in a change-up or two to give him a better shot at getting a hit. Perseverance and the magic of baseball…