I remember the game, the play was reviewed, the batter was called out. His glove was very clearly directly under the ball and would have caught it if there was no interference.
@Clayton Kershaw, so what you are saying is that a cubs fan caught a ball, that ultimately interfiered and in someway worked against the cubs... *flashesback to the steve bartman incedent*
@Clayton Kershaw, I don't really follow any type of Sportsball but that was cool 👍🏻
*Smacks baby out of hands*
This reminds me of the suite life of Zach and Cody episode where Mosby made the socks lose and the whole city of Boston was pissed at him
Is no one else mildly disturbed by the way he's holding that child?
@Bizhenblood , it kind of pissed me off that he put his baby that close to danger...
@SilverGrim, thank you! Doesn't look like a caring father there, at least not for that moment.
@Bizhenblood , not at all. I was held by my ankles when I was a baby. And I turned out fine. I just sometimes say the wrong taco when I type now.
@the stig20, XD okay then
@Bizhenblood , nah. He's holding the bottle. There are far worse things actually bad parents do to kids.
Is that baby okay
@GeekGirl, that is what every mother sees and thinks haha
As some other commenters have noted, this is an instance of Fan Interference. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was clearly going to make the play and get the out, but the fan interfered and snagged the ball. The rule is that the batter is out.
The play was going to be made on the field of play
@JDPhi, if the ball were on the other side of the fence, then it is completely reasonable for the fan to grab it, therefore fan interfere does not apply. If Gonzalez was reaching over (or on top of) the fence, it would not be an out of the fan snagged the ball.
"Hey Chicago what do you say the Cubs are gonna win today!" This IS the year.
When she wants to know how good you are with your hands 😏
Could someone please explain to me what happens in this gif and why it's an issue? He steals the ball?
@Dr Crowntwig, if the player had caught the ball in his mitt, the batter would have been out, and would not have another chance to hit the ball. Since the fan interfered with the player and caught the ball, the hit was called a foul ball, meaning that the batter was not out and had another chance to hit the ball. Fan interference is a problem in baseball, as it can sometimes decide which team wins.
@Big Hat Brogan, the play was challenged and the batter was called out. It was clear that the player was going to catch the ball, according to the umps. The Dodgers won the challenge but lost the game anyways.
@Big Hat Brogan, is there no out of play in baseball then because there really should be
@PVT Donut, if a player can get to it before it touches the ground, it's in play even if they jump into the stands
@NotCaveJohnson, yeah. I keep forgetting that they introduced reviews in baseball. It used to be the umps word
@Big Hat Brogan, maybe we could just solve the problem by playing a more interesting sport.
@Canis Arktos no
@PVT Donut, if the ball goes in the stands or hits the ground behind the foul line, it's out of play
@Big Hat Brogan, hahaha, fair enough. I guess the only options then are to build a wall and make the fans pay for it
@Canis Arktos, or deal with fans that want to catch a ball
@Canis Arktos, they already do. Fans who interfere are ejected from the game
Dodgers Are good at dodging balls
Did this actually count as an out?
@Silly Kittens, yes
@Silly Kittens, actually, maybe not, if it was a foul ball, which it appears to be, no it would not be an out.
@Silly Kittens, it actually should count as an out. The umps would have to review the tape to see if the player would have caught the ball If the fan didn't get in the way and then decide if he would have or if there wasn't conclusive evidence to make it seem he wouldn't have been able to catch ot