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Hoo in W. Africa

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The '96 WS bothers me to this day. Jeters' bloop single to RF that started

the Yanks' game-winning rally in the 8th inning of Game 4 was inadvertently aided by the RF ump (an AL ump, at that), who got in the way of RF Jermaine Dye (a rookie, as I recall) when he was going for the ball. I don't know if he could or would have caught the fly ball. I will say this: Dye was a wonderful defensive player & if any RF could have caught it, it would have been him.

The way I see it, the fact that only the post-season has umps in RF and LF, the umps don't get much practice out there & they don't know how to position themselves. In this case, the bloop was in short right field and 2 or 3 players were converging on the ball -- the RF, the 2B, and maybe the 1B.
[Post edited by Hoo in W. Africa at 10/25/2020 2:43PM]

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