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Rich Ives

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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.
  16. Tag or no tag

    STOP OVERTHINKING! The requirement is "securely". Not secure? No tag. Ball popped out? Not secure then was it. No tag. Period. End of story.
  17. Tag or no tag

    Forget the dropping. Did the fielder have secure possession when he made the tag? If the ball popped loose when he made the tag then it wasn't secure was it? Not secure = not a tag.
  18. Yellow line

    The yellow line is the boundary marker. Period. (A ball hitting the yellow line is in play BTW)
  19. No sht fair

    I've seen fair/foul points on "obvious" calls many many times. What is a "catch signal"? Sometimes on a obvious catch there's a half-a$$ed or no out call.
  20. Kneeling for National Anthem

    So how many people that are against kneeling for the anthem also want a prayer at the game and support the right to bear arms.? Cherry pick the bill of rights? Your interpretation vs. the Supreme Court's rulings?
  21. Is this legal?

    Correct
  22. When To Call The Ball Dead After a "Completed" Play

    Why call it at all?
  23. Force Play

    Failure to tag is NOT a force play. NOT. You can NEVER be forced to retreat. It is an appeal play. The out happens at the time of the appeal. Anything that happened before that time is valid.
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