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Rich Ives

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  1. Rich Ives

    Spin move question

    "They" think it's illegal because they have never seen it done. "They" aren't old enough to remember when that was the standard move.
  2. Rich Ives

    Backswing interf

    MLB Rule (which can be looked up in the rules) If a batter strikes at a ball and misses and swings so hard he carries the bat all the way around and, in the umpire’s judgment, unintentionally hits the catcher or the ball in back of him on the backswing, it shall be called a strike only (not interference). The ball will be dead, however, and no runner shall advance on the play.
  3. Rich Ives

    Backswing interference

    Dead ball. Umpires decide where to place runners. No outs can be recorded.
  4. Rich Ives

    Multiple appeals

    What would be the point?
  5. Rich Ives

    Ejecting Fans

    Little League: “The Right Call” Casebook -- Comment: Managers are not responsible for the actions of the spectators. You cannot forfeit a game because of spectator actions. INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS: The responsibility for actions of the spectator’s falls to the league’s Board of Directors, never the manager. The umpire may suspend play until the actions are corrected (see rule 9.01(f)), but never forfeit or threaten to forfeit a game. Leagues may not write a rule that shifts responsibility to anyone other than the board.
  6. Rich Ives

    Bunting infraction

    Seen it happen and called. Really Really obvious step across the plate and hit the ball.
  7. Rich Ives

    Runner Returning to a Missed Base

    Stk004 is correct.
  8. Rich Ives

    Ball thrown out of play

    A throw out of play is a two base award so 3B. He must retouch 1B before advancing. If he doesn't he can be called out on appeal
  9. Rich Ives

    Quick pitch or no

    His bat isn't in position. Not reasonably set.
  10. Rich Ives

    Why Follow The Pitch Into the Mitt?

    So ball movement stops when it gets to the plate and it goes straight to the glove from there? That's the crux of the matter and it's why the tracking systems were developed and implemented. Call the zone, not the catcher.
  11. Rich Ives

    Squeeze play

    The pitcher legally disengaged so he is now an infielder. The throw home is now a throw, not a pitch. Batter interference. A runner is out when (8) He attempts to score on a play in which the batter interferes with the play at home base before two are out. With two out, the interference puts the batter out and no score counts;
  12. Rich Ives

    Throwing the bat

    Which is what I said.
  13. Rich Ives

    Throwing the bat

    I'm not going to let an ejected player claim a MPR violation or punish the manager.
  14. Rich Ives

    On deck batter

    You said on deck batter, not "in the OD circle" and the subject was letting him/her warm up behind the dugout, not in the on deck circle. And so I answered why.
  15. Rich Ives

    On deck batter

    Hit into net. Work on swing mechanics.
  16. Rich Ives

    Unusual activity warning

    I'm don't know what your site guardian thinks is the unusual activity from my IPO address but my browser says your site is not secure.
  17. Rich Ives

    Can an infielder deliberately drop a line drive?

    You betcha it was.
  18. Rich Ives

    Stoping motion with no runners on.

    The arguments against ties in baseball usually degrade into looking at the event in millionths of a second so you could also do the same to those horse races. For all practical purposes there are ties.
  19. Rich Ives

    Stoping motion with no runners on.

    This coach agrees.
  20. Rich Ives

    R1 and R3, Batter Interference

    What did the batter do that got the interference call?
  21. Rich Ives

    In field fly

    It asked what happens to the batter. Maybe be asking about a call. May be hypothetical. Just answer it. Adding wouda shoulda couldas just confuses people.
  22. Rich Ives

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    Way to go champ. Throw at someone's head
  23. Rich Ives

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    It has been proposed at least four times at the LL Congresses. it has failed every time by significant margins.
  24. With the Lugnuts F8 threw ti ball to F4. There was no "F8 getting close" involved.