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  1. Pitching Question

    BTW don't go to facebook comments or something with this video... so many people yelling "BALK!!!11!!"
  2. Jon

    And if you ruled intent, only option would be calling him out for interference, correct?
  3. The Batter

    depends on the scorer's judgment if he had a play. if it was a squibber into no-man's territory between the pitcher and first baseman, and the pitcher wasn't going to be able to cover, probably a base hit
  4. The worst kind of double call

    The one where you're about to put a solid shot into F6's ribs (first play) https://twitter.com/AuburnBaseball/status/966135365919703040
  5. Rule 7.05 (j) Babe Ruth League

    seems to be covered under (j), no?
  6. Here's to hoping the Babe Ruth doesn't incorporate this into their new rulebook... then again there aren't too many player to player mound visits at this level.
  7. baseball 'look back'

    it wouldn't be interference - dead ball - and BR out for interference and sent R3 back?
  8. balk

    this from 2015 seems to show that it's a dead ball and a balk under OBR... although isn't there a ruling where runners can advance at their own risk past once base? I guess that only applies on a pickoff throw?
  9. I thought the rule was you just had to be in the catcher's box when the pitcher started his motion, not actually release the pitch
  10. Batting out of order

    You can't get 2 outs on the BOO. Once the defense properly appeals that it was BOO, the batter that was supposed to bat in that spot is out. Plus, any advancement by the offense will be nullified. So return the runner to first base, send B3 to the plate with 1 out in the inning.
  11. Does Pitcher Have to Pitch Bottom of 1st

    Pretty sure OBR would mandate whoever is F1 on the lineup card to pitch to at least one batter. I'd probably be fine with him not pitching if the HT coach agreed though.
  12. My thoughts on the 2017 World Series

    Ehh, I'm going to have to disagree that Miller's zone was good. There were some awful called strikes well off the plate inside to righties, and it forced people to start swinging at unhittable pitches because it would be called a strike. I mean just look at the first three pitches included in of https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/incredulous-responses-to-bill-millers-strike-zone/