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  1. If I can sell my 46, I'd be interested in your 48. Or if you are looking to down size, I'd be open to a trade. Mine is in the same condition as yours.
  2. What a runner should do to avoid being called out for interference
  3. Retired MLB umpire Tim Tschida discusses the RLI from the World Series and other interesting nuggets
  4. Absolutely. And the runner is trying to get hit so he can get on base after his crappy 2ft swinging bunt. In this case though...the defender was trying to successfully retire the runner. Turner is one of the fastest runners in the game. If any of you have tried to make a play like that on a runner who is that fast....and can put the throw right on the base...congrats...it's a very hard play.
  5. Yes. That is exactly my point. It's not that the 2018 call was NOT RLI....it's that that "no call" was incorrect. And I think he got it wrong b/c the previous play at home plate didn't give him time to get into proper position for his secondary responsibilities
  6. I appreciate the discussion but I think it's exactly why they run inside. The line is literally a couple inches to the right. Yes...we agree that it is the shortest distance...and I will concede that it is likely part of the reason.
  7. I think it was a miss.
  8. He didn't beat the throw. No F3 above 6U fields the throw at the base. Sorry, but that simply is not true. In the still, the ball would have been caught by F3 had the glove not been dislodged by Turner's interference. Also...it's not penalizing a poor throw...the throw was off balance, and right to the base. The rule penalizes the runner...not this perception that the defense must make a perfect throw to exactly where the offense says it has to be...that simply is not the case.. How about this...Turner runs in the prescribed path and none of us are talking about it today?
  9. In my mind, those suggestions would make the rule more difficult to interpret or enforce. I haven't received an acceptable response to why doesn't the runner simply run in the lane that's drawn up for him versus try to change everything. We all know why he's running inside...it's to get hit by the throw. They may never admit it...but that's why they're doing it. Want proof? Watch tonight. If there's a play...you will see how easy it is for them to do when they want to do it.
  10. I'm sure they were required to do a rule check. That's why it took so long. Every one of them out there knew the call was correct. We all have bosses...they were just checking the box.
  11. The above video shows the 2018 world series play and this years. It also has a split screen to attempt to catch some similarities. Big difference in 2018 is the plate umpire had a play at the plate before the RLI (alleged) This year, all he had to do was get a look.
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