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  2. While I know that OBR has an interpretation to this effect in some manual, I'm not sure NCAA does. The converse argument is that if this did apply to runners (including the BR,) any hindrance would be INT, and we all know that isn't the case. You wouldn't need FPSR, specifying intent on a thrown ball, RLI, etc.
  3. johnnyg08

    3 Batter Minimum

    Yeah, another OBR rule change that we will not be enforcing. Silly at the amateur level.
  4. Here's my take: Penalty 1 seems pretty clear that we can call out R3...the runner they're playing on. The rule includes the batter...but it does not exclude a runner. Just because it mentions the batter, doesn't mean all other offensive members are excluded. (At least how it reads to me) In my mind, it seems like if certain offensive members are excluded, it would be easy to write that into the rule. Example: "All offensive members except any runner." There are plenty of rules in the book that need cross references or are used sometimes, but not others so I'm not completely sold on the argument that there are rules for batter and runners and this covers everything else.
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  6. It depends on what you mean by "amateur" If you include independent ball, then there will be rules most likely, but all of these decisions will come from the board and the leagues. So check with your governing body/superiors to see what is in your organization/area.
  7. Yes! I've been beating this drum for years!
  8. Rob Manfred is bad for the game of baseball.
  9. I got to agree with scrounge here. I don’t have numbers but I’d bet SB success rate in HS is significantly higher than any pro level. Add this would pretty much giving 2B to 80% of the kids who get on. Sort of similar to 12u 50/70 ball. of course there’s one other option...,.... LEAVE THE GAME ALONE!!!!!!! #impeachmanfred
  10. Because that is the rule, and that definition applies only in that scenario (ie. sharp and direct to the catcher)... ARe you asking why it's a dead ball foul, or why the rule exception exists? The first is found in black and white in the rules...the latter should be easy to deduce in knowing the history of the game, and what makes sense in the context of the game.
  11. Guest

    Legally caught fly ball?

    @noumpere thanks. On a ball batted sharply and directly into the catcher's mask and then caught, why is this a dead ball foul then? (I know it's not a foul tip)
  12. It's both. Foul because it was touched, an out because ti was caught. Note that only an uncaught foul causes the ball to become dead (5.06+(C) (I think),
  13. Guest

    Legally caught fly ball?

    Batter hits fly ball, and it bounces off the catcher's head in foul territory and he catches it. I would think this is a legal catch, but the rules say if a batted ball hits a person over foul territory then it is foul.
  14. Why not just tell base runners they cannot lead or leave the base until the pitcher has delivered the ball. If your going to take pick offs away that much, Geez you would have to completely fall asleep off the bag to get caught with that move.
  15. First game here scheduled 3/20...................barring and accumulating snowfall
  16. Major League Baseball announced its 2020 Spring Training Umpire roster with 76 MLB and 20 MiLB call-up umpires for a total of 96 officials assigned to spring games in Arizona's Cactus and Florida's Grapefruit Leagues. This preseason's 96 formally assigned officials represents a decrease of one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  17. At the levels I work, application of the rule would conflict with pitch count limits.
  18. Longtime umpire Alfonso Marquez is MLB's first Latino-born Crew Chief, with Major League Baseball announcing his promotion ahead of the 2020 season. Fonzie, born in Zacatecas, Mexico, is the league's first Mexican native ump and has been officiating Major League games for 21 years. He is the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  19. I think it's an asinine move, and hope that it never sees the light of day in NFHS.
  20. I'd like to see that in NFHS, but I guess they'd have to get rid of the 3-1 move first
  21. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/new-pickoff-rule-coming-to-minors-after-indy-ball-success-in-2019/ This would certainly make balk/no balk calls from B easier with regards to a LHP, but I'm not sure if I like it as a fan of the game
  22. Missouri is also no mark, no play. In fact you have to have 3 to start and 2 to continue.
  23. Were helmets NOCSAE tested and approved with hats? Nope. Just sayin'...……………….
  24. OBR is *always* written just for MLB and MiLB. Other organizations are allowed to borrow it (and have local rules that supersede it). So, ask your local organizations. Here's the foreword from OBR: FOREWORD This code of rules governs the playing of baseball games by professional teams of Major League Baseball and the leagues that are members of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. We recognize that many amateur and non-professional organizations play their games under professional rules and we are happy to make our rules available as widely as possible. It is well to remember that specifications as to fields, equipment, etc., may be modified to meet the needs of each group. Money fines, long-term suspensions and similar penalties imposed by this code are not practicable for amateur groups, but officers and umpires of such organizations should insist on strict observance of all the rules governing the playing of the game. Baseball not only has maintained its position as the National Game of the United States, but also has become an International Game being played in more than 100 countries. The popularity of the game will grow only so long as its players, managers, coaches, umpires and administrative officers respect the discipline of its code of rules.
  25. The provision is not applied to runners, including the batter-runner, in most interpretations. The rationale for such interpretations is that runner (and retired runner) INT has its own rule. This is a "and for everyone else..." provision.
  26. To my knowledge, this is MLB only. There aren't enough good pitchers at other levels to make this rule effective.
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