Originally Posted by Rogah
I've always hated the fact that the infield fly rule gives an automatic out no matter what happens. I believe part of the infield fly rule should be that the infielder - or in this case outfielder (!) - should have to actually catch the ball or else the batter is awarded 1st base and all runners are awarded an advancement of 1 base.
I never imagined that my little rule suggestion would have saved MLB from this debacle.
Damn, that is a decent proposal.