Relive the madness of the Mookie Betts fan interference in ALCS Game 4 with these tweets
Game 4 of the ALCS got off to a wild start Wednesday night. After the Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the first inning, it appeared that Jose Altuve had evened the game up for the Astros on a deep fly ball to right field. Instead, Mookie Betts leaped for the ball and came into contact with some fans as he tried to make the catch.
As the play was reviewed to rule the call on the field of fan interference would stand, everyone on Twitter tried to figure out what exactly transpired on the play.
At first, people were in awe of Betts' hops:
Rajai Davis (@rajai11davis) October 18, 2018
That would've been an amazing catch by Betts!!!! They better call Altuve out.- Mark Mulder (@markmulder20) October 18, 2018
given on how ridiculous Mookie Betts is, I expected him to make a catch and do a mid-air back flip to stick to landing.- Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) October 18, 2018
Then the focus shifted to the matter at hand: What would the review determine?
This is one of those times as a Major League Baseball player that I have no idea what the call should be. Literally clueless. Help me out.- Steven Brault (@SquidBrault) October 18, 2018
But, the review was anything but straightforward. A camera stationed along the right-field wall would likely have provided a definitive angle. Let's check in on that camera ... oops.
Screen shot from TBS of why they likely didn't have a "definitive" look at Betts glove in the crowd pic.twitter.com/HZKuqMRhSW- Mike Ferrin (@Mike_Ferrin) October 18, 2018
Of course, everyone had their ideas for how to avoid the problem entirely. They ranged from floral arrangements to construction projects:
This is SUCH an easy problem to fix. Just put something between the wall and the first row of seats, like the flower beds in DC and Philly.- Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) October 18, 2018
Wow! I agree with call, just can't believe they got it right! Kudos to replay. Bet they have taller fences in Houston next yr.- Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) October 18, 2018
Couldn't agree more. Make taller fences. Betts was going to catch it. https://t.co/KSoRz9ipnN- Jeff Francoeur (@JeffFrancoeur) October 18, 2018
Then -- because this is Twitter, after all -- it came time to debate the ruling. Things got testy in a hurry.
Obligatory over the top angry reply with unwarranted words https://t.co/aKBu7DoTNt- Danny Duffy (@Duffman) October 18, 2018
Snarky response that dismisses the possibility of this being a difficult call- Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 18, 2018
At the end of the day, though, what matters is how we will remember the moment. And what better way to commemorate a significant event than a work of art?
ALCS Game 4: The Creation of Outs pic.twitter.com/7y80Sh127h- Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) October 18, 2018