Yeah, the Umps and MLB suits are saying that last night's call was a good one. Who you going to believe: them or your lying eyes?
I think that Schilling's description is spot on. But it's said that Baseball is the Thinking Man's game, and that brings to mind Robert Atwan's superb Great Moments In Literary Baseball, with Jean Paul Sartre's Existentialist critique of the Infield Fly Rule.
Strangely, Google has the link here listed as #1, but the server is timing out for me.
UPDATE 6 October 2012 11:10: Thinking about it, the problem with the Umpire's call is the problem of the technocratic state. The rule says that it applies when the ball can be fielded by normal effort. The Umpire waited until the ball was almost caught before making the call. Essentially, it's Monday Morning Quarterbacking by the Umpire, right in the middle of the game. If the ball were obviously playable with normal effort the Ump would have made the ruling immediately.
The problem with the technocratic state is that it is predicated on really Smart rule making by really Smart bureaucrats, and enforced by disinterested bureaucrats who fairly interpret crystal clear Smart rules. Reality is messy and requires the use of judgement by the people on the scene. Unfortunately, judgement is the one thing not delegated by the Smart rule makers.