The Infield Fly That Wasn't
Game: 2012 National League Wild Card Play-In
Match-up: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
Well, Major League Baseball's new Wild Card format is off to an exciting start. With the Braves threatening in the eighth inning, Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons hit a pop up that landed safely in the outfield. Umpire Sam Holbrook made a late and controversial infield fly rule call that resulted in Simmons being called out and Turner Field turning into the world's largest recyclable bottles collection bin. The Braves went on to lose the game, eliminating them from postseason play. The game was delayed for 19 minutes as stadium staff cleared the debris thrown onto the field by disgruntled fans. If anything positive comes from this, maybe, just maybe, MLB will finally implement instant replay.