How the hell can you make that call in the World Series? Jim Joyce needs to calm the fuck down.
Remember, this is the same asshole who blew Armando Galarraga’s perfect game. He is an overzealous fat ass who likes to interject himself into the game.
I understand that technically, it may have been considered obstruction. But technically, Allen Craig makes a move back towards second base (watch the replay). So, technically he should have retouched third base before heading home. Technically.
If you really want to get technical, Craig was technically out of the base path too (look at the still picture above). So, technically he should have been called out. Technically speaking. You get the point. Jim Joyce should have kept his fat fucking face shut and not injected himself into a friggin play that didnt have to be called.
There was just no need to make that call. It was 100% unnecessary. If Middlebrooks got up, it would have been obstruction. It turns out he stayed on the ground…and it was still called obstruction. That doesnt make any friggin sense. Joyce could have simply said that Middlebrooks stayed on the ground in an attempt to NOT obstruct the runner and he would have been right. And the baseball world wouldnt be going apeshit right now.
But the incompetent prick had to inject himself into the play and a team lost a friggin World Series game because of it. That is complete and utter bullshit.