Baseball is a game governed by a delicate equilibrium of complex rules. But no rule incites more confusion or controversy than the Infield Fly. This is perhaps because the rule embodies a greater tension: between a constantly evolving game that is steeped in revered traditions, and a rule that has become part of popular lore but whose original impetus was premised on a notion of fair play that hails from a bygone era.
Peter B. Oh,
FIU Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.pitt.edu/fac_articles/136