MLB: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

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    Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Okay, my brother is a member on here, and we have been going around about the Reed Johnson "catch" from game #2 of the Cards/Cubs double header last night. I think he clearly trapped the ball (I was even screaming it at the TV in real speed) My brother claims he "might of trapped it". He is a huge Cubs homer! So I now come to you, the Cyclone Fanatic Nation to settle this sibling rivalry.

    Did Reed Johnson catch or trap that ball in LF?

    ***If someone can find the replay and post it I would greatly appreciate it.



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    I wasn't able to watch the cubs game last night but Im going with catch anyways...



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    I wasn't able to watch the cubs game last night but Im going with catch anyways...

    Then why would you vote?



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    I am a HUGE Cubs fan and I think it was pretty close, but I thought it was a trap when watching in real speed, it is hard to tell. I did not like the comment that Joe Morgan said after that how they should be able to review plays like that and not just homeruns. You have to keep some sort of human element to the game as far as umpiring goes. I do not like Joe Morgan however since no one is ever as good as his Reds teams were.


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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    The bogus strike calls in the bottom of the ninth? Fair?



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    I didn't see it, but according to the announcers on ESPN radio calling the game, they seemed to think he trapped it. Must have been extremely close, because they barely mentioned it in passing coming back from comercial break and never talked about it again.

    If it were a blantant miss - I think they would've been talking about it much more than they did. They went on and on about the non-interference call by Wainwright (??) for about an inning and a half.



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Okay, my brother is a member on here, and we have been going around about the Reed Johnson "catch" from game #2 of the Cards/Cubs double header last night. I think he clearly trapped the ball (I was even screaming it at the TV in real speed) My brother claims he "might of trapped it". He is a huge Cubs homer! So I now come to you, the Cyclone Fanatic Nation to settle this sibling rivalry.

    Did Reed Johnson catch or trap that ball in LF?

    ***If someone can find the replay and post it I would greatly appreciate it.
    Who gives a ****? The end result of the game was the same.



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Well, the umps ruled it a catch so it was a catch.



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Does it really matter? That play didn't change the outcome of the game.


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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    This was clearly a trap. Luckily it didn't affect the outcome of the game, or maybe the plate umpire widened the strike zone for Franklin to make up for it...



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Who gives a ****? The end result of the game was the same.

    Not the point of this thread.






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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Here it is on youtube.........sort of.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ytbMxEsKw4]YouTube - Reed Johnson did he trap the ball?!?![/ame]



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    The bogus strike calls in the bottom of the ninth? Fair?
    How do you get to the majors and not learn how to protect the plate when you have two strikes - the umpire is human and he was calling them like that all night.

    On the catch vs trap I wasn't sure and even with my DVR slowed down and stopped at the key moment you couldn't tell if the web of his glove was under the ball or not. Doesn't matter either way.



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Big time Cubs fan here, but that was a trap, and I said it to the GF when we were watching in real time before any replay.
    Some of the balls and strikes varied a lot thru that game, but that Hoff at bat was a good umped at bat.



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    Re: Reed Johnson Trap or Catch?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Not the point of this thread.



    Then what is the point? To ***** about a call that that didn't matter in the final outcome of the game? I'll bet you weren't ******** about Hudson's floating strike zone in the 9th.



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