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  1. Mine too. But if they use this system to vet rulings before publishing them in the magazine, their content will benefit.
  2. Irrelevant. The issue is whether it's the same as it would have been had it not bounced. And the answer is: yes.
  3. The only thing a bounced pitch canNOT be is a called strike. All other rules are in effect.
  4. Recommend this mechanic: "That's a balk! No stop!"
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    Detached Equipment

    OBR: one base (5.06(b)(3)(E)). FED: two bases (8-3-3c1).
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    Intentional Walks

    The question has a false premise. There's no such thing as simultaneous in baseball. Something happened first. The other guy gets to make his decision based on that. Sometimes, you just gotta umpire.
  7. I don't know what people are reading into my statement. A fly ball that is uncaught does not require runners to retouch. This is a pretty basic claim. The "subsequently" refers to a bobbled fly ball: if caught after the bobble ("subsequently"), runners much retouch. If dropped after the bobble, no retouch required.
  8. There's a reason you never see this. Every time you think of a possible loophole, ask yourself: have I ever seen this? If not, assume it's illegal. Runners can leave once a fly ball is touched in all codes. Retouch is required only if the ball is subsequently caught.
  9. Sheltering in place, of course.
  10. There's no force play either way, catch or not. If BR is out on the catch, no force play. If out for passing, also no force play. Note that, if it's a catch, then R1 must still retouch, even if the BR is out for passing before the fielder catches the ball.
  11. No one will, because there is none. A rare absolute in baseball. As has already been said: the only thing a bounced pitch cannot be is a called strike.
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    The runner is entitled to advance from 3B to HP by the award to the batter, which forces him to advance. When any runner passes a base without touching it, he acquires that base pending legal appeal. In this case, with no appeal, the run would count. I don't understand your last 2 sentences. For a live ball appeal, it's sufficient to tag the missed base—no requirement to tag the runner once he's that far from the missed base.
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