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Jimurray

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    Home-away uniform.

    Has the protocol changed in the regular and/or postseason as to what the visiting team uniform will say on the front. It used to be the city but I see Brewers in LA.
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    2019 Changes

    Will there be an "epidemic" again? http://baseballnews.com/hit-pitch-epidemic-threatens-game-integrity/ But given the variable judgements using the current rule the change seems to make it easier on the umpire.
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    Dropped 3rd strike

    The MLBUM also allows the umpire to judge that a batter "lingering" in the dirt circle has shown no effort to run to 1B and can be called out.
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    Home-away uniform.

    I appreciate all your research into the matter. And while a curmudgeon is of the opinion that nobody cares about the rule I do know that it was newsworthy when a player had the wrong jersey quite a few years ago, not that it was a rule violation.
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    Fair/Foul bal

    Simplistic answer does serve the OP poster because the gist of his question is where the fielder was. Let’s leave it at that.
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    45 ft. running lane violations

    Which they did last night in Dodger-Brewer game 7. Buehler bunted and ran inside the whole way. Easy Peasy.
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    Has anyone ever had a 4th out appeal call?

    That’s one “nevermind”. We need one more if you peruse the thread . BTW I’m guilty of at least one “nevermind” in my posting history.
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    You Make The Call

    You might have OBS in NCAA this next year also. And, I'm thinking it might be OBS in OBR also depending on whether you judge a legitimate reaction to the hop.
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    Has anyone ever had a 4th out appeal call?

    I’m confused. How many outs to start? Doesn’t seem like a fourth out appeal.
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    Home-away uniform.

    So is it just protocall as to the grey or white or the wtf color is that as far as H or V go? Not a big deal other than my curiosity. Us amateurs have no problem with discerning two teams with, in the worst case, the logo only.
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    DH Rule ?

    As opposed to the NCAA and OBR DH rule? FED seems pretty simple compared to NCAA and OBR but usually no one pushes the envelope in NCAA and OBR so they seem simpler.
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    DH Rule ?

    FED: The DH could also take a defensive position. The DH role is terminated but the player who was the DH still can be in the game. The PO would be on the bench but would have one re-entry in the player's (who was the DH) batting order slot. That player who was the DH would also have one re-entry if he was replaced by a sub.
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    Cheatin SOB

    I missed the Astros tag in your post @boyinr But while we take a grain of salt with everything on the WEB, the Astros might be cheatin SOBs also.
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    Cheatin SOB

    http://dailysnark.com/video-emerges-of-red-sox-pitchers-using-pine-tar-to-cheat-against-astros-in-alcs-watch/?fbclid=IwAR275BykIfn1X2vZNFG22fleQI2-g5hC9AjL8oF3HAHc10Dqro_AE2Kpq8k
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    Cheatin SOB

    6 umps and two managers normally will not go there. But I thought the Cheating SOB was funny. If you think it was a profane attack we might have to revisit some other MLB manager ump discussions.
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    DH Rule ?

    FED: If the “Pitcher Only” stayed on defense the DH would continue to bat for him. If the PO was put on the bench the DH could bat for whoever came off the bench and replaced the PO at a defensive position. There’s more but you just wanted to know what happens to that spot. The batting order never changes.
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    Cheatin SOB

    Umps won't call it until someone complains.
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    You Make The Call

    “ART. 3 . . . The fielder without possession of the ball denies access to the base the runner is attempting to achieve.” Excerpt From 2018 NFHS Baseball Rules Book NFHS https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/2018-nfhs-baseball-rules-book/id1314997555?mt=11 This material may be protected by copyright.
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    Penalty or play?

    No need to go to NY. Hinch goes to Layne and says he wants the play. Layne scores Altuve and calls Reddick out. Leaves R1 at 2B. Rockies manager comes out and says you can’t score Altuve, time was called. Layne says “I did signal but no one noticed or responded to the time signal except for some guy watching named @Gfoley4. But if you protest and win we might have to restart the game from this point. Hinch would then have the better percentage play as per another guy on the effing web site, @beerguy55 “ Rockies manager says nevermind Hinch did me a favor by picking the lower percentage option. But the crew did escape some other sht that could have happened.
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    Penalty or play?

    Astros at Rockies, 7/25, top 4, 1out, tied at 1.Runners at the corners, Reddick clips F2s glove but hits a dribbler to the pitcher who muffs it and and it's fielded by one of the infielders. Reddick stays there pointing at the glove while PU Layne points it and waits for something to happen. Typical CI goatrope. Infielder finally tosses the ball to 1B and I guess Layne then awarded Reddick 1B, forcing R1 to 2B and he returned R3, who had scored on the goatrope, to 3B. As expected at this level, game proceeded with no effort by Layne to ask the manager if he wanted the penalty or the play (run scored, batter out and R1 safe at 2B) and the manager did not come out. So did Hinch know he had a choice and wanted 1 out with 2 RISP vs. 2outs, 2runs and 1RISP? What about you coach, @beerguy55, @Rich Ives, do want the penalty or the play?
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    Right Handed pitcher balks

    3B. Unless he hangs everything why couldn’t he continue and deliver a pitch? ”Rule 6.02(a)(1) Comment: If a left-handed or right-handed pitcher swings his free foot past the back edge of the pitcher’s rubber, he is required to pitch to the batter except to throw to second base on a pick-off play.”
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    Penalty or play?

    @beerguy55 FYI, I just saw this on a Rich Marazzi article: “Altuve crossed the plate on the play but Reddick never ran to first and was thrown out. Astros’ manager A.J. Hinch never exercised his option. He said,” I did consider taking the play as is, but I preferred to play for the bigger inning. One run in that ballpark never feels like enough, so I opted to take the bases loaded AB rather than concede an out.” Hinch knew he had the option. Whether the premature time call would have preclude allowing the score we don’t have to worry about.
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    Breakaway bases in FED

    If you want clarification get a lawyer and sue somebody, the umps that started the game on a wet field, the coaches that started the game on a wet field, the parents that saw a game being played on a wet field. Or all of the above that allowed it to be played with MLB bases. But if you have an opinion about Shutt being best, what is your rational behind that opinion? But with fixed bases there is one certain danger, head first slides that injure a digit. Should you make a rule to make pop up slide attempts illegal with break away bases?
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    Dropped 3rd with bases loaded

    The guy pretending to be an ump was not correct. “Rule 5.08 How a Team Scores (a) One run shall be scored each time a runner legally advances to and touches first, second, third and home base before three men are put out to end the inning. EXCEPTION: A run is not scored if the runner advances to home base during a play in which the third out is made (1) by the batter-runner before he touches first base; (2) by any runner being forced out; or (3) by a preceding runner who is declared out because he failed to touch one of the bases.“
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    Bunt

    Until OBR defined a legal position in the box circa 2012 I believe trained umpires would call it a foul ball in all codes if the batter was leaving the box but still had contact with the rear foot. FED had a rule and interp that no foot out of the box was in the box. The NCAA rule was: "Foul Ball SECTION 7. A foul ball is a legally batted ball that: e. Hits the batter in the batter’s box, or hits the dirt or home plate and then hits the batter or the bat, which is in the hand or hands of the batter, while in the batter’s box; or" But I'm not aware of any NCAA interp that defines in the box. But my 2012 BRD does reference the OBR change to the "legal position" as being now different than FED and NCAA and also says that NCAA is "in effect: same as FED." In practical application in other than OBR I find using the rear foot touching the box has the same effect as no foot out of the box when things are happening quickly.
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