I don't want to be an annoyance but I wonder why it is an error on the person throwing the ball if the person receiving it doesn't hold up their end.
I just saw what should have been a routine out on a low chopper hit to the 3rd baseman. He received it in plenty of time and threw to 1st. The player on "alligator armed" the throw which allowed the runner to take 2nd.
I'm watched it real time and replay and both times it was an issue with the 1st baseman.
And, of course, the 3rd baseman received the error.
Does anyone know why this is the case?