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  1. Jimurray

    Double Play

    I would agree in FED but I believe the retired runner would be out in OBR. His only protection from unintentional interference in OBR is to continue to run the bases normally. In fact before the change to the slide rule at a forced base Wendelstedt used "running the bases normally" as protection for the retired runner to continue the slide at the base.
  2. Jimurray

    Double Play

    Although the interp says less than halfway I would not have INT on R1 30' away and peeling off. He is not required to slide. 2006 Interps: "SITUATION 19: R1 is on first base with no outs. B2 smashes a one-hopper to F6, who flips the ball to F4 to quickly retire R1. F4 then relays the ball to first in an attempt for a double play, but the ball strikes R1, who is in the baseline and less than halfway to second. The ball ricochets into short right field and B2 reaches first safely. RULING: The play stands. This is not a violation of the force-play slide rule by R1. Unless R1 intentionally made a move to interfere with the thrown ball, the ball stays live and in play. (8-4-2b, 8-4-2g)"
  3. So does the ABUA website have a lock on selling the Japanese UDC indicator? That site has gone downhill. But the indicator should be an addition to the wares of any umpire equipment seller.
  4. I wonder why this doesn’t apply to a runner not on the base. Which might be the case in the NJ Coaches tweak. But do we still have a batted bunt on the fly that went over but through or by F3 with no other infielder able to make a play in NJ Coach’s sit if the interference would not have been intentional? Do we need a reach by F3 for the fly bunt?
  5. I did RTWFT but did not comprehend the switch to the other side of the diamond by NJ Coach so it would be a case of I didn't accurately RTFP. I understand his sit is intentional interference but his reference to a "string" suggests a lack of understanding of the OBR rule if the interference was unintentional. I'll correct my post.
  6. There is no string in OBR. Even with no intent R1 would be guilty of interference except there might be two exceptions in your sit that would absolve him of interference. The bunted ball might be considered to have gone through or by F3 and no other infielder had a play. PBUC has a chopper over the head of a charging F5 as going by him. We might consider the fly bunt over the head of F3 as the same. I think PBUC infers any reach by the fielder puts the batted ball as through or by so if the fly bunt was close enough for F5 to try to field it we could consider it through or by. Also PBUC would absolve R3 of unintentional interference if the fielders had a chance to field the ball and choose not to.
  7. Why were you trying to get to the third base side of the mound? Assuming 2 man and nobody on you would come in and pivot or triple A pivot and take the runner to whatever base he was going to. You read the ball while doing this until you need to watch 1B for the touch and any obstruction right after.
  8. Those are not stops at the shoulder and he's not double stopping. His stop is at the bottom.
  9. Get rid of the rule and allow the BR to run the quickest and most direct path to 1B. If they deviate from that path to screen F3 call Interference. Moreland not only violated the lane rule he deviated from the lane to screen the fielder and didn't get called for either. https://www.closecallsports.com/2016/05/mlb-ejection-065-manny-gonzalez-1-terry.html Hertzog tried to rationalize the Moreland call and it might explain Jim Wolfs no call which you failed to opine on: https://www.closecallsports.com/2016/06/officially-speaking-runners-lane.html https://www.closecallsports.com/2016/07/officially-speaking-rli-no-call-part.html Let the runner run in a straight line when the ball is being fielded behind him. Let the PU judge intentional interference if the runner deviates to screen F3 as Moreland did. We might need an interp to judge the direct path to 1B being established when the runner exits the dirt circle to allow some deviation for getting out of the box. I have not seen RLI in a few years in my HS and JUCO games. I have seen most every runner running out of the lane in a direct line to 1B, as coached, and the defense has made the play, "inside" or "outside". I think most MLB plays involve a runner running direct and the defense making the play. I have occassionally seen actual RLI violations no called at the HS level by guys that did not have the same anatomy as Holbrook or the same rules knowledge as him.
  10. I'm surprised you're not aware of it if you call NCAA baseball and keep up with Arbiter during the season. Anyway, Video Bulletin #19, about 2 minutes in. Discussed here:
  11. One technique to cure bat throwers is to make them carry the bat to 1B.
  12. I can’t find what your self proclaimed title is, but with codes with a double 1B do they have an RLV rule?
  13. Was this a proper no call?
  14. While the lane is described as 3 feet, the rule considers a runner in the lane if his foot is touching the foul line which adds 3 or 4 inches to the inside of the lane and that 3 or 4 inches actually pass thru the foul side of the bag. Technically a runner does not have to leave the lane to touch that part of the base in the lane.
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