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Larry in TN

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Larry in TN last won the day on November 15 2015

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  1. Larry in TN

    Base running after being awarded two bases

    When you retreat back toward a previous base (1B) the force is reinstated (if applicable) and you must touch any subsequent bases (2B) again when you advance. That is the "last time by" which was discussed above.
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    Run counting on force out

    "I don't know"
  3. Larry in TN

    Overrunning 1st base

    It doesn't matter what anybody thinks the rule should be. The rule is that if the batter makes any attempt toward 2B he loses his protection and is liable to be put out.
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    Replay, catch/no-catch

    Well, that makes sense. Thanks...
  5. Larry in TN

    Replay, catch/no-catch

    Play in today's NYM@ATL game that was not challenged. 2 out, bases empty. Low line-drive to F4 who is ruled to have made the catch for the third out. No challenge. When I replayed it on my DVR it looks like the ball may have skipped just as it was entering the glove. If this was challenged, and overturned, what would have happened? F4 would have had an easy 4-3 play to end the inning but didn't complete the play after the Catch call. What do you do with the BR when play stopped on the now-overturned Catch call?
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    base running force out

    Once the batter-runner is out the force is removed. Other runners can advance, or not, at their own risk.
  7. Larry in TN

    Runners advancing on throw into dugout

    He's wrong because he thinks it's a one-base award. It's always a two-base award for a thrown-ball. (It's a one-base award for a pitched-ball) The only question is if it's two bases from TOP or TOT but, in this case, that didn't matter. R1->3B and R2 scores either way.
  8. If you have MLB.TV, go watch the game (NYM@CIN 5/9) from the beginning through the T-2nd with each of the team's feeds. It is hilarious listening to the commentators trying to figure out what is going on. As always, I don't understand why at least a few of these professionals don't make the effort to learn the rules of the game they broadcast.
  9. Larry in TN

    OOB Call. ATL@NYM 5/3/18

    I'd be interested on anyone's thoughts on this out-of-baseline call. It starts 0:21 into the video. https://www.mlb.com/video/cg-atlnym-5318/c-2003215783?tid=6479266 R1 was called out for OOB. There was no tag. Can't see how he moved more than 3' before, or during, the tag-attempt. Most of his movement away from his baseline was after the tag-attempt had been abandoned. Does that still count or was there 3' while the tag was still being attempted?
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    First, call it an UNCAUGHT third-strike. It doesn't have to be DROPPED, it only has to be UNCAUGHT. If there are two-outs OR first base is open then the batter-runner is not out on an UNCAUGHT third strike.
  11. Exactly. By rule, a runner in contact with the base is not out when touched by an infield-fly batted ball. 5.09(b)(7).
  12. With what did he interfere? The BR was already out on the IFF. Catching the ball was no longer required to make the out.
  13. Larry in TN

    Walk with bases loaded

    He didn't "pass" the BR. He was AHEAD of the BR by four bases.
  14. Larry in TN

    Tag or no tag

    It that were to ever happen, you can argue that the dropped ball is in freefall even while it is moving upward; Free Fall -- the fall of a body such that the only force acting upon it is that of gravity.
  15. Larry in TN

    Fielder swats ball over fence - home run?

    Okay, so the bounced-ball is no longer "in flight" so it can no longer go over the fence in flight. Is it that simple?