Even if you are not a MLB fan of the St. Louis Cardinals or the Boston Red Sox what comes to mind is the part from the movie Gladiator when Russell Crow yells “Are you not entertained!!” Not much more as a baseball fan can we ask for in this series. Two very equal teams battling for the World Series Trophy just like gladiators seeing who will be the last team standing.
Each game has its own defining moment some natural as an error others finishing with an ending never seen before in the World Series:
Game 1 – Bottom of 1st – Reverse call on a force out loads the bases and Boston never looks back in the game running out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning while adding 2 more runs in the 2nd to take a commanding 5-0 lead winning Game 8-1
Game 2 – Top of 7th – Red Sox head into the 7th inning up 2-1 – Only to have a critical error by RP Breslow that set the tone for a 3 run inning for the Cardinals to take a 4-2 lead and eventually win the game with the same score Continue reading
At Busch Field in St. Louis during Game 3 of the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals left the field earlier tonight on a feeling that left them rather overwhelmed on winning on a call “regardless of intent”.
The whole rundown of this call was that in the bottom of the 9th inning, there was Yadier Molina on 3rd base, and Allen Craig on 2nd, and you have a batter trying to bat in Molina, and the play went to an infield catch to second baseman Pedroia, later thrown to catcher Saltalamacchia, who tagged Yadier Molina heading for home before his foot hit home plate.
But that was only the second out of the inning,
and that means that there was a lot of stuff going on at that moment: the series is tied 1-1, the game was at the time tied 4-4, it was Game 3 of the World Series, and there were already two outs, so a third out would end the 9th inning.
Well, the third out could have been possible hadn’t have been for the call made on an “obstruction interference”, in which Allen Craig was at third trying to make it to home to end the game on a walk-off scored run, and third baseman for the Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks, was called off on an interference due to unintentionally (apparently intent doesn’t matter) blocking off Allen Craig at third base delaying his running, and while he was trying to run, Middlebrooks seemed to be attempting to get out of his way, and later Craig was running to home, and at that time the ball was in possession of Saltalamacchia, who tagged Craig before he stepped on the plate, but according to the official rulebook of wonders, Craig was ruled safe because of an unintentional interference at third base. Continue reading