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  1. The right hand is for strikes and outs.....
  2. One question asks if the pitcher must indicate "to the plate umpire" (emphasis added) that he is winding up from what would normally be considered the starting position for the set. A friend answered it "False", because the rule only states he must report such intention "to the umpire", which he took to mean "any member of the umpiring crew", and that was marked wrong. Given the difference in wording between the book and the test, I think False is the correct answer.... just a heads up on that one.
  3. Identifying Approved Bats SECTION 2. Bats passing bat testing shall be identified as approved with a tamper proof sticker at the taper area of the bat. The taper area is the area at the bottom of the barrel, just above the handle. a. Series at campus location – Bats shall be tested prior to the first game of the series. Bats shall be identified as passing by placing the opposing team’s tamper proof sticker on the bat. b. Single date of competition at campus or neutral location – Bats are shall be tested prior to all single dates of competition at a campus or neutral site location. Bats shall be identified as passing by placing the opposing team’s tamper proof sticker on the bat. c. Tournament or neutral site events – Bats shall be tested prior to the first contest during a tournament or neutral site event. Bats shall be identified as passing with a tournament or event tamper proof sticker provided by the host institution or entity. d. The tamper proof sticker shall be applied to the same location on the bat to allow a single tamper proof sticker for the applicable game, series or tournament shall be the prominently visible sticker to identify the bat a compliant. In other words, no sticker, not legal. So, if it was tested but does not have a sticker = too bad. If it was not tested, it should not have a sticker. To paraphrase a favorite movie.... No sticky, no use-y.
  4. Right... and that's what I would go with, but there's a special provision regarding follow thru interference, at least on a steal / pickoff attempt. No such provision regarding fielding a batted ball, so I was wondering if there is some special consideration on this that I was missing.
  5. B1 swings and pops the ball up above home plate, hits F2 on the follow through, and F2 cannot make a play on the ball that a) lands and stays in fair territory; or b) lands in foul territory. Ruling?
  6. Umpire swaps belts, ejects pair | 06/28/2021 | MiLB.com
  7. During a play, a thrown ball misses its target and is bounding towards a dugout. The ball hits an offensive player who is NOT the on-deck batter (i.e., he is out of the dugout, but should not be) and redirects into the dugout. Based on the player's location and direction of the ball, the ball would not have gone into the dugout had it not hit the player. How do you place runners? I'm mostly interested in NCAA rules, but would like to know other codes for this situation, too.
  8. Does anyone know where to find the regional and super-regional assignments? Not just who, but which guys are where.
  9. Given the way this play happened, the answer is never. Abandonment only applies to runners who have touched first base. Rule 5.09(b)(2): Any runner is out when: After touching first base, he leaves the base path, obviously abandoning his effort to touch the next base; He would be out by rule for retreating beyond home plate. From the 2014 edition of the PBUC (p. 84): In situations where the batter-runner gets into a rundown between first and home, if the batter-runner retreats and reaches home plate, he shall be declared out. Thanks, Senor Azul, for the interp reference:
  10. Now we have both a rule AND an interpretation that suggests once the pitch is past the batter and in the catcher's mitt, he no longer has the opportunity to hit the pitch. So, again, how can the OP be catcher's interference?
  11. Well, if this is the interpretation, I don't see how this is CI. How can a catcher hinder a batter's opportunity to hit a pitch if the pitch itself has ended?
  12. That looks like NFHS. Is there any such definition / interpretation for OBR?
  13. When is a pitched ball no longer a pitched ball?
  14. "As pitchers have gained velocity and used technology to improve the effectiveness of their pitches, the strikeout rate in Major League Baseball has increased for 15 consecutive years, from 16.4% of plate appearances in 2005 to an all-time Major League record 23.4% in 2020. " It has been somewhat startling how many more pitchers throw in the upper 90s now than ever before. But I think every single guy swinging every single swing from his heels has a helluva lot more to do with the increase in Ks.
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