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  1. I think the word voluntary release wording (at least in OBR) has more to do with the transition between when it is caught and when it is thrown. The wording is actually "voluntary and intentional." Prior bobbling between the defensive players are just permitted lead ups to the the actual catch when the ball is definitely possessed.
  2. Yep. It's up to the coaches and the league to police this issue with the players. The rest of us should remove our hats and stand reverently while the anthem is played.
  3. Lake Norman area (near the I-77 / I-40 intersection). 30 miles to the Crawdads 32 miles to the Cannon Ballers 40 miles to the Knights 60 miles to the Dash (I guess I was wrong on that distance) 105 miles to Asheville (over the mountains) 93 miles to Grasshopers. Looking forward to seeing some games live. I did get down to the Charlotte Park as they had a charity chicken sale in the spring (one of the producers that normally would sell to the restaurants that were closed gave the team some chicken to sell for charity).
  4. Also Ashville, but those three are a couple of hours away. The ones I listed are within 45 miles.
  5. Well, I'd hate to see the minors fizzle. Despite growing up in big league cities (halfway between DC and BAL), I really become to love the minor league ball: ticket prices are minimal, the beer is cheap, you sit close. Now that I'm down in Carolina, it's all we have. I've got four local minor league teams (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Hickory, and Kannapolis). All seem to have cemented long term relationships with the major league team they're affiliated with. What will happen with the leagues, I do not know. Of course, they could go the route of other sports and allow the taxp
  6. Well, I'd hate to see the minors fizzle. Despite growing up in big league cities (halfway between DC and BAL), I really become to love the minor league ball: ticket prices are minimal, the beer is cheap, you sit close. Now that I'm down in Carolina, it's all we have. I've got four local minor league teams (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Hickory, and Kannapolis). All seem to have cemented long term relationships with the major league team they're affiliated with. What will happen with the leagues, I do not know. Of course, they could go the route of other sports and allow the taxp
  7. flyingron

    Appeal plays

    Of course, you're right. I spaced out on the BR "didn't make it to first" aspect.
  8. Hockey has gotten even more bizarre for (regular season) OT. The first OT period is played with two men down. Of course, in the post season they just keep playing OT periods until someone wins (much like traditional baseball). I'd be wiling to try new things in the regular season.
  9. flyingron

    Appeal plays

    OBR 5.09: (d) Effect of Preceding Runner’s Failure to Touch a Base Unless two are out, the status of a following runner is not affected by a preceding runner’s failure to touch or retouch a base. If, upon appeal, the preceding runner is the third out, no runners following him shall score. So I think the way you're setting up the scenario is: Ball is hit. R2 scores R1 is put out at third Appeal for BR missing first. Since R2 is not following BR, by the rule above, the run scores. Other orderings look like a straight time play.
  10. Close call just posted a treatment of this incident: https://www.closecallsports.com/2021/02/real-world-rules-teachable-moment.html
  11. They've been using seven inning doubles in the minors for a while now (at least in some areas). As a fan, it's not bad provided that it's a single ticket admission. I'm no fan of the designated hitter under any circumstances, so I'm glad it didn't get any worse than it is now. The runner-on-second thing is about as bizarre as some of the weird overtime rules in football these days, but I'm open to seeing how it works. I've never been at a game where it's been used yet.
  12. Various rulesets bar visual obstruction of batters and runners, but I've not seen anything barring a batter or runner from visually interfering with a fielder.
  13. That was my first thought, where did R3 come from?
  14. Used to be the visiting team had to wear gray out of necessity (laundry issues).
  15. The OBR requires an intentional act for it to be interference in this case. The batters box issue only matters for plays made at home (and even then if the batter makes an intentional hinderance even within the box, it's interference).
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