4:20 pm October 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
October 5th, 20128:07 pm
Stay Classy Braves fans! Nice way to send Chipper out.
All these years we fans were criticized for not having enough passion? Screw you
I would have marched into left field and made my argument there
This is an embarrassment to Atlanta. No, wait, I am.
Guys should be on 1st and 2nd correct?
I have watched baseball for a long time and I just witnessed the worst call in an important game….ever
Also……I have watched baseball for a very long time and I just witness the ABSOLUTELY WORSE FANS in ALL of BASEBALL……and they live in Atlanta. Just unbelievable what they did….and a major embarrassment to the city of Atlanta and to the Braves organization. Shame on all of you that threw anything onto the field after that play…..just unbelievable. This entire game has just been an unbelieveable event.
Alisha Keys has stove pipe legs.
October 5th, 20128:08 pm
The umpires are going to the Braves dugout and making a phone call. Wonder if the Commish is going to make an ad-hoc ruling. That would be bizzare, but the fair thing to do is put Simmons back at first base with one out.
I love it! Throw the trash Atlanta!
Thank you Brian from SC
Good for the fans of Atlanta…
What do you expect from fans that do the “Tomahawk Chop”?
Atlanta should be ashamed – the chop and the trash.
If I’m at the game, I’d probably be throwing stuff on the field too! This is one of the most ridiculous call I’ve ever seen in my many years of following baseball.
What a crock of shyt!
Hammer the Homer
what a game
Are these replacement umps?
JUST EMBARRASING I WILL NEVER ATTEND A BRAVES GAME EVER AGAIN UNLESS THEY PLAY MY NEW FAVORITE TEAM THE PHILLIES, GO PHILLIES
Good for the fans…now they show heart like philly or yankee fans…get dirty and get behind your team.
Was wondering who the umps were talking to
October 5th, 20128:09 pm
This shall not stand!
6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan
I WANNA NO WHY IF FANS THROW GARBAGE ON FIELD IN ATL IT’S NO BIG DEAL. IF SOMEONE THROWS A SNOBALL IN PHILLY IT’S NATIONAL NEWS.
How wrong is the whole 1 game playoff debacle looking now? Controversial calls by the unpires are bad enough in a multi game series but having them screw up in a 1 game series allows the umpires to decide who gets to advance. What a crock of dung!!!!
One of the worst postseason umpire’s decisions I can recall. Just horrendous.
Just FYI: McCann has a .339 career average and nine grand slams in 109 at-bats with the bases loaded. Now, of course, they aren’t.
“All these years we fans were criticized for not having enough passion?”
throwing stuff on the field = passion??
PPPPPPPPPPPPROTEST THE ASININE, BLATANTLY BIASED CALL
This is what would happen in Philly, Boston, or NY.
Nice way for ol Chipper to end his career. Played a forgettable game and has his last game delayed by ugliness.
October 5th, 20128:10 pm
Now fans are showing life, forget about NICE and cold fans…
What’s going on? Are umps looking at replay?
We need to start thinking when and why the Braves curse started.
Jasons Shrinking Waist
This display by the fans is a bigger embarrassment than last years collapse.
Disgraceful and a total embarassment to this organization
Atlanta stillnis Losersville.
I noticed the security guards were the ones throwing stuff too.
Actually, looking at the replay again, it was the left field umpire who made the call, but he also did not make the call until after the ball hit the grass. So, either way, the rule was not properly applied. Umpires have now gone into the Braves tunnel. Something is up — either a reversal of the call, or something to make an announcement to the crowd to stop endangering players and umpires.
Probably not able to protest a judgement call, but still a bad call, that call though isn’t why we’re losing, 3 errors are why
No Flag Since Lemke
Sutton made the most astute comment of this whole fiasco. If you don’t have the left field umpire who is nothing but window dressing, this horrible call is not made.
Chipper jones is a choker retire already YOU SUCK
October 5th, 20128:11 pm
that may well be the worst call i’ve ever seen in a playoff game. no excuse for throwing stuff on the field, and i’m glad nobody got hurt, but at the same time, i cant really blame the fans too much. and it’s kinda nice to see them excited.
If you’re embarrassed by what the fans did, you’re a fool. Enough is enough of this crap.
You got this!
We Will Get Fooled Again
I applaud the fans.
Change the call.
He’s going to change it
…..and it is a shame….because the same fans have….until now…..been the absolutely best fans that have ever attended a playoff game in Atlanta. They did show passion. But what they did here is as classless a thing as you can do. But classless kind of describes much of American society today….and most of it comes from people under the age of 35.
No reason for fans to be throwing stuff on the field. Sad.
This game still sucks
Curt Menefee @curtmenefee
One bad call does not make a series…wait, there is only one game?? Oops! #MyBravesGettingBurned
The protest is hopeless….
At least we’re going out LOUDLY instead of with no fight…
The SS was not walking away from the play because of a call the ump made, he heard the LF’er coming.
No Hope 4 Braves
G-dub…very well put. They say our fans, are lackluster and never show enthusiam. Well, they are showing enthusiam now! And that idiot Simpon says hes ashamed. He should be ashamed of never telling the truth all season. I swear he reads from a cheat sheet to know what to say. If only I had a dime for every time he has said Chipper this season.
I dropped my fried twinkie
If any of you people ever BET real MONEY on a game that has REFS or UMPS you are Stupid.
That was a JOKE.
The guy LOST the ball and then the UMP makes the IFR……
The most ridicules call I have ever seen.
Braves are the better team by 7 games. Nothing has gone thebraves way until now and we get screwed! I winced at non strike calls that med to runs but this was over the top.obvious mlb game fixing.
Honestly, could you imagined of that had happened in Philly or New York. Game Over.
LOL@ ATLANTA. LOSER REDNECKS!
Yeah, blame it on a bad call – forget the errors and lousy hitting. Go St. Louis!!!
Now…can Braves turn this into the fire in their belly needed to tie then win this game
TO QUOTE “KOOL KASEY AT THE BAT” FROM MAD MAGAZINE: KNIFE HIM, KNIFE THE UMP MAN!”
yes is passion….braves need fans not angels….
October 5th, 20128:12 pm
what does playing under protest mean? can the game be called off after and replayed?
Wow-errors everywhere in this game, determining the outcome. Good to see fan passion.
October 5th, 20128:13 pm
What does playing the game under protest mean?
Braves = Choke.
The Refs just ended Chippers career
Please Mac its your time
Hey philly trash would you like to talk about the teacher that attacked the kid for wearing a Romney shirt this week or maybe one of the countless cases of child molestation that your state is famous for before we discuss tossing garbage on the field?
“We need to start thinking when and why the Braves curse started.”
The fans’ reaction has more to do with another post season disappointment than a blown call….
Tom Hart @tom_hart
If protest is upheld game would resume with 2 on, 1 out, and Simmons at the plate. Backyard do-over.
That obviously didn’t happen.
If I’m the fans, I wouldn’t stop until the reversed the call or I got my azz kicked out.
This call builds character
Signalling for the infield fly as it hits the ground is not a judgement call. It is a violation of the rule by the umpire.
If the protest is upheld, the game would be replayed from the start of the protest, with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 8th
AH DIDN SEE NO TOMMY HAWKS ON DA FIELD
For the first time in 15 years I’m proud of the Atlanta fans! Keep the bottles coming. In New York the umps couldn’t leave the stadium.
October 5th, 20128:14 pm
October 5th, 20128:15 pm
screw Joe Simpson
Lil' Barry Bailout (Unexpectedly Revised Downward)
Hit one to the track and see what happens!
Larry Stone @StoneLarry
MLB’s official twitter account used to say, “We don’t understand the infield fly rule, either” in its profile. But that’s now been removed
And they didn’t change the call…. Not feeling so good. We were coming back, the umps screwed us big time.
PLEASE PINCH RUNNER AT FIRST THAT CAN SCORE ON A DOUBLE!11!!
Bases are loaded now with two outs. Michael Bourn is up at bat now. Tying run at first, potential winning run at the plate.
That would have been a run
WHERE DID MLB GET THESE BOZOS, THE EAST JESUS LITTLE LEAGUE? I HOPE THEY GOT BIG TIME SECURITY FOR ‘EM AFTER THE GAME. AND…BTW, STFU JOE SIMPSON YOU COLOR BLIND WOOSE! THIS AIN’T EMBARRASING FOR ATLANTA. IT’S EMBARASSING FOR MLB TO HAVE BRAIN DEAD UMPS IN POST SEASON!
Frumpy – what does playing under protest mean? can the game be called off after and replayed?
MLB will review the umpire’s decision.
If they say that Fredi was right, the game will be restarted from the protested play with Simmons at 1st with 1 out. (However, if the Braves win, I think Fredi has the right to call off the protest.)
If they uphold the umpire’s call, then everything remains as it is.
Boycott MLB. This game is a travesty.
Proud of the fans.
6-4, bases loaded, 1 out.
Oh no, wait…
Georgians! Make up for your embarrassing behavior and vote for Obama!
Run on the field. Make a statement, fans.
Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Call on infield-fly rule is supposed to be immediate, according to rulebook. This wasn’t.
Geez. Let’s go Bourn
October 5th, 20128:16 pm
i officially am pulling for cardinals
That UMP should REFEREE a NFL game tomorrow.
Not good behavior but you are embarrassing joe
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