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MCHSoxFan
08-12-2007, 07:39 PM
I was at the game. My seats face the 400 feet mark in CF. Thome's ball DID hit the YELLOW line. Then it bounced off it. I just saw a re-play. IT DID BOUNCE OFF THE YELLOW LINE. It WAS a HOME RUN!!!! :angry::angry::angry:

Yes, I know, a 2-run HR would not have won the game. THAT IS NOT THE POINT!!!!! :angry::angry::angry:

Lorenzo Barcelo
08-12-2007, 07:46 PM
I thought it had to clear the line. Isn't the yellow line there just for an aid?

FireMariotti
08-12-2007, 07:49 PM
The ball must clear the fence no matter what.

MCHSoxFan
08-12-2007, 07:50 PM
I thought it had to clear the line. Isn't the yellow line there just for an aid?

Read above.

southside rocks
08-12-2007, 08:01 PM
Ozzie was asked this in the postgame.

He said that the rules are different at every park, and at the Cell, the ball has to go over the fence to be a homerun. If it hits and bounces back onto the field, it's in play.

He said 'I don't know why they paint that yellow line there, it means nothing.'

Sockinchisox
08-12-2007, 09:40 PM
The ball must clear the fence no matter what.

Then how did Thomas get a HR back in 04 against the Braves? It was a 2 HR game for him and the 2nd hit the top of the line at the vistor's bullpen and the umps ruled it a HR.

soltrain21
08-12-2007, 09:45 PM
Then how did Thomas get a HR back in 04 against the Braves? It was a 2 HR game for him and the 2nd hit the top of the line at the vistor's bullpen and the umps ruled it a HR.


Because umps are terrible.

itsnotrequired
08-12-2007, 09:47 PM
Because umps are terrible.

Seems like there is more to it than that...

chisoxmike
08-12-2007, 09:47 PM
I was at the game. My seats face the 400 feet mark in CF. Thome's ball DID hit the YELLOW line. Then it bounced off it. I just saw a re-play. IT DID BOUNCE OFF THE YELLOW LINE. It WAS a HOME RUN!!!! :angry::angry::angry:

Yes, I know, a 2-run HR would not have won the game. THAT IS NOT THE POINT!!!!! :angry::angry::angry:

It wasn't a home run.

jdm2662
08-12-2007, 09:49 PM
It wasn't a home run.

Yes. This isn't fricking Houston where a line matters. It actually has to go over the fence. You know, like how it's susposed to be.

Dibbs
08-12-2007, 09:52 PM
Maybe we should just put up a basket?

ChiSox524
08-12-2007, 09:52 PM
Ozzie would have been out on the field arguing it if it was a home run.

TornLabrum
08-12-2007, 10:01 PM
I can't refer you to the thread, but this was discussed here a long time ago. The yellow line means nothing. The ball must go over the fence.

Frontman
08-12-2007, 10:05 PM
Maybe we should just put up a basket?

Please don't joke like that. The next thing someone might suggest is someone having a bugle out in the bleachers........

Lorenzo Barcelo
08-12-2007, 10:15 PM
Read above.


I read above. It's not a hr.

JB98
08-12-2007, 11:29 PM
When I was at the game, it looked like the correct call. Given that no one on the Sox argued, I assumed the call was correct.

I looked at the replay when I got home. The call was, in fact, correct.

Railsplitter
08-13-2007, 07:30 AM
Cincinnatti's Crosley Field had a high wall that was met by shorter way. A line was was painted from the intersectiontion to the top of the wall. One side was concrete, the other plywood. Shortly befor Crosley closed, Yogi Berra, then a Mets coach, argued. "Anybody who can't tell the difference between the sound of a ball hitting conrcrete and a ball hitting wood is blind."

C-Dawg
08-13-2007, 08:30 AM
Yes. This isn't fricking Houston where a line matters.

Unless its during the World Series.

SBSoxFan
08-13-2007, 08:58 AM
It looked like the ball hit below the line. Anyway, it's a shame as that could have changed the complexion of the game. And then they didn't even get one run out of it ... :angry:

itsnotrequired
08-13-2007, 09:01 AM
It looked like the ball hit below the line. Anyway, it's a shame as that could have changed the complexion of the game. And then they didn't even get one run out of it ... :angry:

If it had hit below the line, it would not have popped up into the air but rather angled down into the warning track.