Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has a written a terrific long read about the end of World Series Game 3, the game that ended with that now-famous obstruction call that gave the Cardinals the win. It was just the 2nd game in modern history, regular or postseason, to end on any sort of obstruction call.
Stark interviews everyone involved, Middlebrooks, Saltalamacchia, Craig, Farrell, and Matheny, but the real stars of the piece are home plate umpire Dana DeMuth and third base umpire Jim Joyce. It’s interesting to hear them walk through their thoughts as the play unfolded. [Read more…]