Rare calls

Clay made the point - and I agree - that you rarely see a fielder called for an intentional drop, but that happened last night.

Probably more rare is to see the ruling about base runners crossing like the one today that cost Auburn a run. Dave Van Horn said after the game he has only seen that about four times in his career.

Van Horn also offered some defense for crew chief Jeff Head, who he said was a “really good umpire.” You rarely hear coaches dole out praise for umpires. Of course, several calls went Arkansas’ way this weekend, whether by replay or on the field.

Skip ahead to 2:35 to hear Van Horn’s take on that play and the follow-up question about the umpires.