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yawetag

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  1. yawetag's post in Infield fly/boundary call was marked as the answer   
    Lou B is correct on the awards. Two bases at time of pitch if the ball first fell in fair territory beyond third base and then went out of play.
    I want to touch on the Infield Fly (IFF) situation though. Kyle, you mention that that this was an "obvious infield fly" yet you follow it with the "wind was howling". One of the pieces of IFF is that the fly must be able to be caught by an infielder using ordinary effort. In a situation where the wind is so strong that it can divert a fly ball at least 30 feet after hitting the ground, I don't know that I can call an IFF on that.
    It would depend completely on how the infielders are acting. If they're camped under the spot and the ball just falls next to them, I've probably got an IFF. But if they're running around like they're being blown by the same wind and can't seem to locate where the ball's going to fall, it's going to be hard to call IFF in that situation.
    No matter what happened with the IFF, though, all runners (and the batter-runner if it wasn't IFF) should have been awarded two bases from time of pitch. In this situation:
    If IFF was called, you've got R3 and R2 scoring, R1 on 3B, and the batter called out. You now have R3 with 1 out. If IFF was not called, you've got R3 and R2 scoring, R1 on 3B, and the batter on 2B. You now have R2/R3 with 0 outs.
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