SHOULD THIS BE A HOME RUN?

posted by Mark Madden -

Last night, Cleveland OF Austin Jackson literally went over the wall at Boston’s Fenway Park to snag what would have been a HR.

But perhaps, even though Jackson caught the ball, it should have been a HR anyway.

Jackson left his feet. He was not established in the field of play when he caught the ball. The ball was over the wall when Jackson caught it. Jackson fell over the wall, albeit in possession of the ball.

That should be a HR.

What Jackson did isn’t far from standing behind the wall and catching the ball.

That will be the next defensive shift: When a slugger bats, one of the outfielders will stand behind the wall. Either in the stands, or in the bullpen. Heck, why not on top of the Green Monster?

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