It was obstruction that ended Game 3 of the World Series. You can talk about the coulda woulda shoulda, Will Middlebrooks obstructed Allen Craig.
First of all, it was a great play by Dustin Pedroia at second base with all of the infielders drawn in with runners on second and third with one out. He was able to get Yadier Molina out at the plate.
Second of all, it was a shitty fucking throw by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to try and get Craig out at third.
While this was happening, I was driving home. I was listening to the call on ESPN Radio where play-by-play man started yelling about interference. So I thought Craig was called out for interference.
Then he said that the run counted. So then I started shouting “OBSTRUCTION, NOT INTERFERENCE!”
Runners interfere, fielders obstruct. Simple. That’s one of my pet peeves in baseball, people who can’t tell the difference between obstruction and interference. So there.
The only question to ask after this game: why the fuck did it take almost four hours? No wonder no one wants to fucking watch baseball.