Stop Comparing Mookie Betts Play to Bartman and Jeffrey Maier

 

"If you wanted to be 100% sure whether fan interference was in play you could have a camera that runs down from the stadium that gives you a definitive view looking down at the outfield wall much like you have on the goal line in the NFL."

-- Clay Travis.

Listen to Clay Travis break down Wednesday night's now-infamous Mookie Betts play that resulted in an extremely controversial ruling that greatly helped the Red Sox triumph in a critical Game 4 of the American League Championship series.

Clay says Betts is one of the best defensive outfielders in the Major Leagues and made a phenomenally athletic play that put himself way over the wall before being legally interfered with by fans because of the ball leaving the tangible playing area. Betts was obviously impeded by the fans in right field, but MLB regulations state that fan interference rules are deemed void if the player is proven to be reaching into the stands trying to rob a home run.

For a player nearly six feet tall in front of a wall that is only seven feet high, it's hard to imagine Betts' magnificent leap not taking him well beyond the field of play, and Travis thinks the Astros fans in right field should not be receiving any backlash whatsoever. 

Listen to the full audio below as Clay argues that the MLB needs some sort of outfield camera that is anchored from the top of the stadium that has a specific vantage point above the outfield walls the same way the NFL polices plays at the goal line with cameras that can prove whether players crossed the plane of the end zone with the football.

Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis

Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis

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