Chaos at Cards-Braves Game – Game Halted After Controversial Call (Video)
The Cardinals-Braves game was halted tonight after Atlanta fans started chucking bottles and debris on the field following a controversial call.
Sports Illustrated reported:
The NL wild-card playoff game at Turner Field has been halted after Atlanta fans littered the field with trash over a disputed infield fly call.
Trailing 6-3 in the eighth inning, the Braves appeared to catch a break when a fly ball to short left field dropped between St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma and left fielder Matt Holliday after a mix-up over who had it.
But just before the ball dropped, left field umpire Sam Holbrook signaled an automatic out because of the infield fly rule, designed to prevent a team from intentionally dropping a popup in order to get extra outs with more than one runner on base.
Instead of Atlanta having the bases loaded with one out, Andrelton Simmons was called out.
Obviously, these were Braves fans and not Cardinal fans we’re dealing with here.