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  1. 2 points
    "Tag the base" and "force out" are not synonyms. Nor are "tag the runner" and "time play." A force out occurs when the runner is forced to leave the base because the batter became a runner. If the forced runner is out before reaching the base, it's a force play. A forced runner can be put out by being tagged while off the base (just like any runner, forced or not), OR by tagging the base. (In a similar vein, "tagging the base" to "double up" a runner is NOT a force out -- it's an appeal out, and a time play.)
  2. 2 points
    The rule supporting Rich's correct ruling is 8-4-1a: "The batter-runner is out when: a. he intentionally interferes with the catcher's attempt to field the ball after a third strike."
  3. 2 points
    I have it on unimpeachable authority that five is right out
  4. 1 point
    Wild pitch/passed ball. It's not dead until someone has the ball (which is actually kinda the same logic on a pickoff, but we need to put that out there.)
  5. 1 point
    From my understanding, the 129 is the 122 except that the 129 has an integrated throat guard. Sort of like what Jeff Nelson wears.
  6. 1 point
  7. 1 point
    Sometimes, the answer to that question is "yes," so I'd be careful about asking it (it's also how myths get started / perpetuated).
  8. 1 point
    We really need a "does the run count" sticky thread
  9. 1 point
    In FED, the batter's contact with the ball must be judged intentional for interference to be called. Unintentional - play on.
  10. 1 point
    But do you count "One... Two... Five!', 'Three Sir!, '... Three!"? This coach has been doing Little League-esque games too long.
  11. 1 point
    I don't get it: even if he overcommitted toward 1B, how can he be straightlined on R3 going back onto 3B? He's got that wide open from anywhere in the infield. I suspect he wasn't straightlined, he either didn't see it, or he thought it was your call. I have no complaint about a heads-up PU taking a call he was 100% on when BU had a brain fart: somebody needs to call the obvious. But I hope you reminded him after that BU has all the bases when the ball never leaves the infield.
  12. 1 point
    From a mechanics standpoint I, like you, would have started in C. Now, with the sharp comebacker and F1 easily retiring the BR, it's unlikely I would've gotten all the way over to B. I would've began to move that way but no need to get as close as possible if the BR is out by 50 feet. After the BR is retired, R3 is BU's only runner. BU should be gaining as much distance as possible towards R3, anticipating that play. To answer your question, BU should be making a call. Safe or out, call what he has, fix it if need be. R3 is his only runner and only responsibility at this point, this should be his 100% of the way. Kudos to you and your partner for communicating and simply getting this right. In the moment, given BU was way out of position, you did the right thing. It's just a situation that should (I know I know, "in a perfect world) be prevented.
  13. 1 point
    Was there a tag anywhere? baring a play on either runner, both are safe and the circus should leave town
  14. 1 point
    Because you are thinking like a player or coach instead of as an umpire.
  15. 1 point
    As many of you get ready to head out for a three-day weekend of tournament baseball and eating 'burgers, 'dogs and Bar-B-Q, remember that a price has been paid for you to have this beautiful weekend. Two weekends ago my parents drove 5 1/2 hours from their home to my brother's home. They went there even though no one would be there: my brother was deployed in the middle east and his two children were with their mom, my brother's ex-wife, at her home. They did not go there to see anyone. Rather, they went to clean his house. They went to make it spotless: to put fresh sheets on the beds in all four bedrooms, fresh food in the refrigerator, new bars of soap in the soap dishes in the showers, and to mow the lawn. See, my brother was letting some of his brothers, and their families, use his house...so they wouldn't incur any hotel expenses...so they could attend the memorial service of their fallen brother who was killed in combat three weeks ago. My parents were giving up their weekend to make sure that these grieving sailors and their families would have a clean, spotless place to stay. A safe place out of the public's eye where they could grieve. This past Tuesday my day began the worst way possible. My phone rang at 5:00 a.m. It was my mom. I knew my mom wasn't calling that early to tell me good news. All she said was that my brother had been seriously wounded in combat on Tuesday night; he was shot twice. Luckily for us, the news got better as the week went on. Later on Tuesday we found out his injuries were not life-threatening. After two surgeries, the neurosurgeon today opined that the paralysis in his arm should go away over the next "few months". He even cleared him to return to the States this weekend and begin his rehab at home instead of in Germany or at Walter Reed. It is by the Grace of God...just a few inches to the left and it would have been a different outcome...that I will not be experiencing the worst Memorial Day weekend of my life. Instead, my parents...who often go to Arlington this weekend to visit my brother's fallen brothers...will instead meet my brother as he comes off a plane. And they'll be able to hug him. Soon, I'll be able to hug him and tell him he's my American hero. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many families. Too many parents, children, brothers and grandparents will be reminded this weekend that they cannot hug their loved one. That their loved one came home in a flag-draped coffin. A price has been paid for this weekend. It has not been paid by me. It has been paid for by the thousands who lay in eternal rest in Arlington and other national cemeteries. It has been paid for by my brother and thousands of other "wounded warriors" who have the one medal that no loved one ever wanted them to receive: a purple heart. It is paid for by the loved ones who must go on...often as single moms and fatherless kids...without their soldier, sailor or marine. Please remember that price, and remember our soldiers, sailors and marines, when you are enjoying America's greatest pastime this weekend.