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    Congrats Rich
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    You Make The Call

    Friend sent me this video of a play at the plate his son's team was involved in. 16U under Fed as I understand it.
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    Bush League Play

    why didn't the defense attempt a play on the runners?
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    Can an infielder deliberately drop a line drive?

    Senor Azul - I recall it well happens more often then many realize https://www.bardown.com/jose-altuve-let-a-pop-up-drop-on-purpose-to-get-a-double-play-1.1162808
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    Can an infielder deliberately drop a line drive?

    a smart infielder might let the ball fall without being touched, this would be legal, or make an attempt that would make it look not like a deliberate drop, this would be umpire judgment as to the legality.
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    TV Blooper

    Link no worky
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    Tagging up on caught fly ball

    in the rule book... LOL not so odd, if you watch MLB games the scenario happens fairly often, usually around second when R1 is off on the ball in play.
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    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    Gil did a big write up on this https://www.closecallsports.com/2018/10/runners-lane-interference-2018-world.html
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    Fair/Foul bal

    Foul the position of the ball is what is the deciding factor. Where the player is standing is not relevant. Since in your example the ball was over foul territory, before passing third base, when touched it is a foul ball. To be fair it would have to,pass third in fair territory.
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    Pine tar

    Ratings baby!
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    Pine tar

    The MLB rule book The bat handle, for not more than 18 inches from its end, may be covered or treated with any material or substance to improve the grip. Any such material or substance that extends past the 18-inch limitation shall cause the bat to be removed from the game. NOTE: If the umpire discovers that the bat does not conform to (c) above until a time during or after which the bat has been used in play, it shall not be grounds for declaring the batter out, or ejected from the game. Rule 1.10(c) Comment: If pine tar extends past the 18-inch limitation, then the umpire, on his own initiative or if alerted by the opposing team, shall order the batter to use a different bat. The batter may use the bat later in the game only if the excess substance is removed. If no objections are raised prior to a bat’s use, then a violation of Rule 1.10(c) on that play does not nullify any action or play on the field and no protests of such play shall be allowed.
  12. fair enough, however, I was responding to the specifics of the scenario in the question as posed.
  13. nope no run can score if the batter fails to reach first safely
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    Has anyone ever had a 4th out appeal call?

    me too did they appeal R3 as well?
  15. they were complimenting his zone being "spot on" or Joe being "on his game" several times on the broadcast
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    Cheatin SOB

    rich did you watch this vid? https://twitter.com/CodyDaeschner/status/1051669487286652928/video/1 it was one continues video from the same AB
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    You Make The Call

    thank you for the replies
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    You Make The Call

    The question is the call at the plate. I didn’t thnk obvious OBS as F2 is in the act of fielding the ball when taken into the base path and he is in possession of the ball prior to R3 reaching him. In real time, bang - bang play and hard to fault a call either way IMO.
  19. Three challenges at first. Two overturned on replay. Both very close
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    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY

    thanks @dumbdumb
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    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY

    CC doesn’t appreciate Angel it seems. https://apple.news/AHc4wBbEqTMO9CyPbK5oj0A ill have to link at the Brooks breakdown to see if he as that bad. I did notice a few that he seemed to miss when F2 had to reach for the pitch.
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    SWMBO leg guard story

    LOL you got a good one there for sure
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    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY

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    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY