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  1. agdz59

    Late Season EJ

    So I'm not the only one that notices the last-game-itis of these teams. Thought it was me.
  2. Nats playing under protest now. Really? Ok...
  3. Yeah - that was obvious RLI and I'm on a Cardinals forum where everyone was moaning about it. I guess they don't coach how to run to first any more? Becauase that was a textbook RLI.
  4. If I'm BU and I see BR miss first, I've been told to not make a call thereby signalling the miss. Has that changed? I do the same at home plate for a miss of home.
  5. agdz59

    Dead ball

    The ball was dead. R2 back to second. Batter up with a 1-1 count.
  6. I've got a live ball. I'd let it continue until the ball is back to the pitcher. Then call time and bring the batter back with a 3-2 count. Now, if the BR interferes at all with the play by drawing a throw that would otherwise have gone to play either of the runners, I'd call him out for interference. I had something like this happen in a LL majors game with a 'dropped thir strike' that was strike two. I also shouted 'strike two' while he and the baserunners were advancing. I handled it like above.
  7. Edit: let me rephrase... that's what I would think as well. The difference at home is because once home plate is passed they are assumed retired? I hadn't really thought about it before but you have to be aware of runners at home that never touch because they don't get to the plate and those that never touch and go past the plate. The first are still viable runners, right? And liable for abandonment. While the second are assumed scored and now retired but liable to be out on appeal. If this is the case and you have a lead runner who never reaches and a following runner that never touches but passes the plate, then the following runner is out immediately for passing the lead runner who abandoned his attempt at home. Right?
  8. How about other bases - if two runners both miss, do they have to retouch in reverse order?
  9. If R2, having missed the plate, helps R3 to touch before he does, I have R3 out for passing a runner. Wheeeeee!!
  10. But the OP says the batter never attempted a swing. how do you get CI without a swing that touches the catcher or his equipment? My first reading of this says ball is the correct and only call. ???
  11. agdz59

    Live ball

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/225160-come-on-blue-tie-goes-to-the-runner-no-it-does-not Your turn, Rich.
  12. I always bring that up at the plate meeting in these situations.
  13. @maven, thanks for the explanation. Makes sense. I'd like to see MLB tighten up the rules to restrict the herky-jerky motions that are becoming more prevelant. After all, pitchers use them to put off both runner and batter, which is the reason for the balk rule in the first place. It would help to bring back the running game. IMO. YMMV.
  14. No what? How do you define 'habitually'? I'm going to define it as something done repeatedly. Sure seems to me it mean something close to 'usually'. What is your reason for asserting there is no rule stating a pitcher has to follow a pattern when it clearly, explicitly mentions motions 'habitually used in their delivery'?
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