Baseball World Revolves Around Obstruction Rule
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.