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Baseball World Revolves Around Obstruction Rule

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — By Sunday morning, most everyone had become an expert on the obstruction rule.

“How can u make a call like that in the World Series,” rapper Lil Wayne tweeted.

“Worst ending to a World Series game ever!” PGA golfer Hunter Mahan posted.

“Obstruction of justice,” Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely wrote.

No matter that the Official Baseball Rules have a slightly different take on what happened when St. Louis runner Allen Craig tripped over Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks in Game 3 late Saturday night.

But anytime someone scores the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning without even touching home plate — called safe on an extremely rare ruling by an umpire — it’s bound to cause a little ruckus.

“Umps made the right call last night. I still put my fist thru the wall. And I’m in a hotel so it was expensive,” comedian and Massachusetts native Denis Leary tweeted.

All sides seemed to agree on this point: Allen Craig tripping over Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks likely made for the most crazy, chaotic October finish of all-time.

Visit CBS Local Boston for the full story.

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