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Old Today, 01:34 AM
slavko slavko is offline
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How can you have a fan interfernce call if the ball is in the stands?
If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.
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Old Today, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by slavko View Post
How can you have a fan interfernce call if the ball is in the stands?
You canít. The rule says the fielder goes into the stands at his own risk. Unfortunately there wasnít a good angle that showed if the fans reached over the line or not. It was too close to call so the ruling on the field was upheld. If West has signaled HR that probably would have been upheld also. Tough break for the Astros.

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Only "Cowboy" Joe West. LOL.

Reminds me of this "Blast from the Past...":

August 14, 1983 - Catcher Carlton Fisk appeared to hit a go ahead home run in the fifth inning off the Orioles Scott McGregor only to have home plate umpire Jim Evans overrule third base umpire Greg Kosc and say it was a ground rule double. The decision was based on the impression that a fan appeared to have leaned over the wall to catch it. The Sox wound up losing 2-1. That fan then called Jimmy Piersall’s radio show afterwards to give his side of the story. TV replays showed he was not leaning over the wall when he caught the ball. Manager Tony LaRussa went ballistic…arguing, kicking dirt, then taking the third base bag out of its position and flinging it towards the Sox dugout. Naturally he was thrown out for it. Just another in a series of bizarre plays that took place against Baltimore down through the years.

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Old Today, 11:39 AM
hoosiersoxfan hoosiersoxfan is offline
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I don't think Joe West did anything wrong. It's a very close call to see where the ball was when the fan clearly hit Betts glove.

It was one of those calls that wouldn't get overturned by replay review either way it was called because it was so close and there was no difinitive angle.
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