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  1. No, if the catcher did not make a play, the umpire has to rule whether the interfering runner had intent to prevent a DP. The lack of a play by the catcher aids in this judgment in this case. From the MLBUM: "OFFENSIVE INTERFERENCE, rule 6.01, Definitions While contact may occur between a fielder and runner during a tag attempt, a runner is not allowed to use his hands or arms to commit an obviously malicious or unsportsmanlike act--such as grabbing, tackling, intentionally slapping at the baseball, punching, kicking, flagrantly using his arms or forearms, etc. --to commit an intentional act of interference unrelated to running the bases. Further, if in the judgment of the umpire such intentional act was to prevent a double play, the umpire would rule the batter-runner out as well."
  2. And I think you will find in J/R or your BRD an opinion/interp that the base that was "missed" by the abandoning runner can still be appealed for a fourth out force and negate the run.
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    But the ball could be mostly over foul territory when it hits the base so the additional rule verbiage is useful which begs the question: What if a dropped bat is in fair territory with the tip resting on the foul line and flush with the foul edge. The ball is touching foul territory when it hits the bat. What do we have?
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    That's what I wanted to elicit. The fair-foul rules in all codes leave some gaps. MLB exacerbated the gap in a recent interp. And in the OP/TASO question the bat hitting the ball is covered in FED but problematic in OBR/NCAA.
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    Arbiter still doesn't have 2020 books and I think they had 2019 a lot earlier than this in the years past. NFHS might want a $7 investment this year if your chapter/association doesn't spring for a hard copy. The arbiter or rule app is better for searching and the hard copy is better for reading straight thru, 3 pages at a time, on the throne. I thought all TASO umpires could have Arbiter NFHS membership but I never saw a TASO explanation of how to get it. I had it from a previous NFHS enrollment and it never dropped out. Unless the foreign object is a base?
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    NCAA Test

    The guidance is right in the book, my bold: "Interference SECTION 51� The act of an offensive player, umpire or nongame person who interferes with; physically or verbally hinders; confuses; or impedes any fielder attempting to make a play� See specific rule sections for action to be taken: batter (6-2-d, 6-3-b, 7-11-f, k, l and n, 8-2-e, 8-5-l and p); batter-runner (7-11-l, m, o, p and q, 8-2-g, 8-5-e, o, p and q); runner (6-2-e and g, 6-4-b, 7-11-r and s, 8-2-g, 8-3-f and g, 8-5-d and k); coach (6-2-c, 8-3-j, 8-5-f and g); nongame personnel (4-8, 6-4-a, 7-11-t, 8-3-n); offensive team (5-2-d, 8-5-h and q); umpire (6-2-f, 6-3-a)� Note 1: If the umpire declares the batter, batter-runner or a runner out for interference, all other runners shall return to the last base that was touched legally at the time of the interference, unless otherwise provided by these rules. The ball is dead. Note 2: If the batter-runner has not touched first base at the time of interference, all runners shall return to the base last occupied at the time of the pitch. If there was an intervening play made on another runner, all runners shall return to the base last touched at the time of interference."
  7. Why apologies? NCAA hasn't changed anything. My response was to @Forest Ump to reinforce why FED is more onerous than NCAA regarding the DH. But I like your question as to "why" for multiple times. No need. In my neck of the woods when we get a 9 man lineup we look it over and confirm with the coach one time: "straight nine?" That one question/observation should suffice for the new change also.
  8. NCAA does not require a pitcher in a 9 man lineup to be declared as P/DH. The difference in FED is that it is a PLAYER/DH, although most of the occurrences will probably be with a pitcher.
  9. They are affirming that they conform with OBR’s “continuous action after a batted ball”. B is the answer. What rule cite would be used I don’t know. It’s an OBR interp but I haven’t found an NCAA equivalent. But I like that this question would suffice as well as another in the test because their appeal rule, if taken literally, would not allow the run to count if appealed or an appeal to be made after a throw into dead ball territory during continuous action. I think@lawump would have an issue with making this test question suffice as an interp to continuous action. But that’s how NCAA does it.
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    NCAA Test

    You would be under the wrong impression for announced subs. The criteria for unannounced subs varies with the code.
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    NCAA Test

    I think Paronto is saying that subs are immediate so they don’t qualify as projected. The sub is in the game right away. In fact I think you could argue it’s not even projected in FED.
  12. So a kid that has never slid on a turf field should not be called for FED FPSR INT when he overslides and takes out the pivot man because he did nothing wrong? A runner getting hit by a batted ball under certain rule criteria would be doing nothing wrong also. Are you going to penalize him?
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    White sleeves

    There isn't a rule or an interp that I know of. If a team all is wearing solid color white undershirts the pitcher can have one. The ump still can rule something distracting. OBR says "solid color" for all players. NCAA says "solid color other than white" for all players.
  14. The caption for the pic associated with "G." in the actual NFHS umpire manual reads "Safe, missed tag, no catch, no swing". But I don't see a "catch" signal among the pics. Do you refrain from signaling a catch and only give a verbal on fly balls and line drives because there is no official NFHS signal?
  15. Wouldn't you also use the official NFHS "no catch" signal, which the batter and catcher do not need (they know already or by your verbal) but it's nice to let everyone else know what you have? BTW, do you signal a catch on a close catch-no catch call elsewhere? I can't find the NFHS catch or out signal mechanic. Is it described in the text of their manual?
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