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Rich Ives

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Rich Ives last won the day on September 11

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  1. Obstruction Q

    You cannot obstruct if you have the ball, Doesn't matter if it was batted or thrown.
  2. Obstruction Q

    Read Sr Azul's post
  3. Fair/Foul

    OP doesn't say how it was ruled.
  4. I've encountered a couple of umpires who believed this.
  5. Fair/Foul

    Foul. Any other ruling is wrong.
  6. Backswing INT vs foul ball situation

    Gee - I think the rule is pretty clear - the follow-through/backswing hit the ball. What am I missing?
  7. Backswing INT vs foul ball situation

    Senor Azul
  8. Backswing INT vs foul ball situation

    RTFM - The answer is in the rule. "If a batter strikes at a ball and misses and in the umpire’s judgment unintentionally hits the catcher or the ball in back of the batter on the follow-through or backswing while the batter is still in the batter’s box, it shall be called a strike only (no interference). The ball will be dead, however, and no runner shall advance on the play… If this infraction should occur in a situation where the batter would normally become a runner because of a third strike not caught, the ball shall be dead and the batter declared out.”
  9. Backswing INT vs foul ball situation

    Read the rule Mr Blue posted. It specifically mentions hitting the ball.
  10. Backswing INT vs foul ball situation

    But If it's backswing interference that's a dead ball and a strike. So he's only out if it is strike three (it was here but night not be)
  11. pitcher substitution

    Wasn't just Madden. It was somewhat common. Often done when their team took a big lead in the prior half - put the starter out there to 1) stall and 2) let him get an ovation as he walked off.
  12. pitcher substitution

    As you mentioned 5 warm-ups you must be under HS rules - so yes. With OBR rules - (they get 8 warm-ups) - you cannot.
  13. Replay's finest moment

    Lester only make one throw-over a year. Maybe two. Everyone got caught by surprise.
  14. Game 5 ALDS DTK punch out

    They knew it was over.
  15. Tag or no tag

    Stop postulating nonsense and we'll all shut up.