What happens when you hit a golf ball down the fairway? The ball lands and bounces forward in same direction the ball was hit. What happens when you hit a golf ball down the fairway but it hits the tree standing there in the middle? The ball bounces in a different direction from which the ball had been traveling, most times it will actually bounce backwards towards the ball striker. What happened in Cleveland tonight on a ball crushed by Jim Thome is no different. The ball clearly landed over the fence and bounced back onto the field of play. Since it is clear the ball was above the wall, the only direction the ball could bounce would be forward or backward. If it hit the top of the wall, it bounces forward into the crowd (like golfball hitting fairway). If the ball bounces back into the field of play, it obviously hit something because to force it’s trajectory to REVERSE (tree in fairway). Given the ball was clearly over the top of the fence, and it hit something in the stands to bounce backwards onto the field, the ball clearly should be ruled a home run. The umpires failed simple physics tonight and although it wasn’t crucial in the outcome of the game, it is an embarrassment to the umpiring crew.
We all know Jim Thome is highly thought of one of the nicest guys in baseball. What happens when Jimbo stops being nice and starts being real? The Real World Cleveland Robs Thome a Tator. Think Phil Hartman as Frankenstein…..GHHHHHHH FIRE BAD