Sam Holbrook Botches Infield Fly Rule in Wild Card Playoff, Sparking Comparisons to NFL Replacements


October 5, 2012

In Major League Baseball's first-ever one-game wild card playoff game, fans were forced to witness yet  another officiating mistake in professional sports that took the spotlight away from the game's players.

The call came in the eighth inning, with the Braves threatening and the bases loaded. A fly ball to left field tuned into an absolute disaster after umpire Sam Holbrook ruled that the ball, which dropped between Pete Kozma and Matt Holliday, fit the criteria for the infield fly rule.

Clearly, Holbrook was sleeping on the play, because everyone watching knew that it was the incorrect call. Those following the game on Twitter certainly didn't agree with the call, either. The backlash was so bad that it brought to memory the recent botched call in the NFL that changed the ending of the Green Bay-Seattle game.

Check out the response in the tweets below.

[View the story "Twitter Explodes After Sam Holbrook Blows Infield Fly Rule" on Storify]

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