This decision left the coach disappointed but he understood why the call was made
He understood why the PIAA said no, but Brayford was still disappointed. He even claimed that their protocols should be evaluated and enforced on a case-by-case basis, rather than applying them to everyone. "They had said that it would ruin the integrity of the game. I understand that everybody has rules and regulations. I do, but I think it should be evaluated on an individual basis," said Brayford. Harris was cleared by his doctor for this surprise, and both teams made accommodations to let him run towards home plate; it was more an event to honor his contributions and support to the team, rather than an actual game.
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