The infield fly rule is truly one of the most useless, difficult to understand rules in sports. It’s so difficult to understand that the umpires in last night’s Cardinals Braves playoff game (a 1-game playoff, after a 162 game season is a complete joke) got it wrong.
It’s without question that altered the outcome of the game as the Braves ultimately lost. The batter should not have been called out. The fans at the game didn’t think so either and decided to demonstrate their displeasure by throwing bottles on the field. You don’t like to see that either, but you can understand their displeasure. Especially since that was Chipper Jones’ final game.