Last night was one of the craziest endings to a World Series game in history. I’m sure everyone has seen the replay by now but the Cardinals won the game on what everybody is calling a ‘trip off’.
After trying to get Allen Craig running to third baseball, the Red Sox ‘ catcher threw the ball wide and it went into left field. Since the ball was in left field, Craig got up trying to score but tripped over the 3rd baseman Middlebrooks who was also on the ground trying to make the play at third. Craig tripped but got up and continued to run to home plate where he was thrown out. However, the umpire called him safe because he was obstructed on the play. As a result, the Cardinals won the crucial Game 3 matchup and have now a 2-1 series lead against the Red Sox.
This is one of the most contraversial calls in recent history but in my eyes it was certainly the right call. The player was obviously obstructed and if he didn’t trip he certainly would have been safe at home plate. With this happening, it is about time that an official went ahead and made the right call. Referees and umpires are usually too scared to make such a crucial play at the end of the game and most usually put their whistles away at the end so games don’t end like this.
I think this was a good call for baseball and a good example to show the other major league sports that they should not be afraid to make a big call because even though it may cause controversy, it is the correct call, which is what matters most.