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"Fielder's Balk" -- Correcting partner's rule interpretation

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10 hours ago, Ump29 said:

I can only speak about OBR but for those rules there must be all players in fair territory except the catcher at the time of putting the ball in play . At the time of pitch the players can be anywhere (in theory). There is a difference.

While generally true, MLBUM contains guidance that F3 (and by extension F5, but that's extremely rare in MLB) must be in fair territory when holding a runner on.  The umpire enforces this only when it's "brought to his attention" or it's "blatant"

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On 6/14/2018 at 9:48 AM, noumpere said:

While generally true, MLBUM contains guidance that F3 (and by extension F5, but that's extremely rare in MLB) must be in fair territory when holding a runner on.  The umpire enforces this only when it's "brought to his attention" or it's "blatant"

This is OK if you go by MLBUM interps.

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1 hour ago, Ump29 said:

This is OK if you go by MLBUM interps.

Well - OBR is MLB rules in the first place and the MLBUM is an official publication of MLB so I'd vote that their interps of their own rules are correct. So you'd need a separate ruling from your own league to override them.

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