We know the final score of last night’s Game Three of the World Series: Cardinals 5, Red Sox 4.
And, by now, we do believe what we just saw in the bottom of the ninth — we’ve all watched replay after replay after replay.
The bottom line: this …
Baseball fans who understand the rules — and appreciate the umpires not only making correct calls but also having a press conference with Joe Torre after the game to further explain, by reading the rule book, how the correct call was in fact made — are pleased with the outcome, even if the ending was something none of us have ever seen in a World Series game.
Everyone else? Not happy, to put it mildly. Red Sox fans (and players) in particular.
Plus those furious it’s the Cardinals benefiting from this call — Cubs fans, Reds fans, Pirates fans, probably Dodgers fans. Especially Braves fans, remembering last year’s wild card game and the infield fly call.