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<THAT is why they lost.>

That is why they gave up 4 of the 6 runs. I get that allowing four unearned runs (or sometimes even one) in a deciding playoff game will not usually get you to the next round.

Yet I view the umpiring error as a stand alone event. Would you view it differently if it was a 4-3 score or a tie game?

I am not saying that if the call was not made that the Braves would have won. As a fan I simply would have liked to have seen the full pressure situation with Mccann batting with the bases loaded and one out instead of second and third with two outs. My POV is to let the proverbial "cards" fall where they may.

As I said I am in no way a Braves fan. I view this as a baseball fan who likes to see the games decided by the good or bad play on the field, not by an umpires missed or wrong call. I have yet to hear anyone here, on tv or elsewhere say they have EVER seen an infield fly rule called the way that this one was. It simply defies logic that a ball so far out into the outfield could possibly be called an infield fly.

The fuss around this will not change the outcome of the game. However, it is my hope that the rule will be clarified so that we do not have something like this happen in an even bigger game. How would this play out if it was a Game 7 WS in a one run game? That is what I hope can be avoided.

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