Once the throw got past Middlebrooks, he's no longer attempting to field it.MLB Rulebook:
Rule 7.09: when a runner fails to avoid a fielder who is attempting to field a batted ball, the runner is out and the ball is dead.
Drink bleach Jim Joyce.
So what's he supposed to do when his fielding attempt failed, teleport himself back upright and behind the bag?Once the throw got past Middlebrooks, he's no longer attempting to field it.
Because Farrell has shit for brains.How about bringing koji in with one out in that inning? Why let Workman face Beast Rosenthal with Napoli on the bench???
No, fielders have the right of way. Middlebrooks wasn't even in the ****ing basepath. It's Craig's responsibility to avoid him.No, it's not. He has to get out of the way of the runner. If he can't, that's his problem.
Ya you right and all of the umpires + people that work in baseball where wrong. Lets fire all of them and hire you because your right and all of them people that have been doing this for 20+ years and went by the rule in the rule book where wrong....Middlebrooks wasn't in the base path. It was Craig's responsibility to avoid him. And he could have. For ****'s sake he was already falling down before he even made that out-of-basepath contact with Middlebrooks.