ATLANTA – Bedlam reigned at Turner FIeld on Friday night when a questionable application of the infield fly rule resulted in trash tossed on the field and a 15-minute delay in the wild-card game pitting the Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals.
With the Braves trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Andrelton Simmons was called out an infield fly rule on a ball he hit 65 feet into the outfield.
In an instant, a wave of blue beer cans came out of the Turner Field stands in a shower of disgust.
What a shitty way to end an era. I watched chipper jones when I was playing for the Texas Rangers. Before you get excited, I was 8 and my Dad was the coach. Hard to watch an older, grey haired, teary eyed, chipper in this post game presser. You’ll always be an MLB hero to me.
Stay classy St. Louis. Champagne showers on a blown call wins are realllll classy you idiots.