Of course we all mistakes from time to time. It just seems like the tone of this whole thread is that we should just know it's going to called and shouldn't rely on the umps to call it. To be fair that's the case most of the time but there are some that aren't so obvious and when they aren't caught without any signal we have to assume it's not called and send our runners or risk an easy DP as happened in the Original post here. If it's missed and retroactively applied fairly that's more than fine but the comments that "We should just know it should be called" on non obvious popups seems a little unfair. If every call was obvious we we wouldn't need umpires in the first place.Of course we call it when the conditions are met. Why wouldn’t we? I don’t know of a single colleague who would admit to knowingly fail to make the signal and call just in spite.
But just like a coach who forgets the number of outs and sends his/her runner on a fly ball with one out, or forgets to inform the umpire of a substitution, or forgets that a foul tip is a live ball and sends a runner who stole third back to second while the ball is already in the circle, umpires have brain cramps. We’re human; it happens. Fortunately, the rules allow us to fix that.
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