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SoonerWes

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  1. Thank you for this post. I talked this through with a buddy of mine who is a veteran umpire and knows the LL rulebook inside and out. He immediately went to the definition of “tag” and said that should have been the focus of my call - not interference or if it was a legal catch. In my judgement, the catcher made a proper tag on homeplate and therefore the runner was out. Thanks again.
  2. Thanks for the replies. By the descriptions in the rulebook, this situation isn’t runner interference. What I’m hung up on is the contact by the runner and the catcher subsequently dropping the ball. Maybe that doesn’t matter in this specific scenario and the catcher just didn’t make a legal catch. He didn’t possess the ball all the way through the play???? The past two seasons have been rough. I’ve had about ten weird situations on the field where I thought to myself, “What did I just see there?” That’s baseball…just when you think you’ve seen it all, here comes a new one that you can’t fully resolve.
  3. I’ve been supporting NE Seattle LL as an umpire for eight seasons. I typically do Majors baseball, but I’ve done all levels including softball. Over the past two seasons, I’ve had so many odd situations that I’ve lost count. And with most of them, I can’t find exact explanations in the LL rulebook. That’s why I’m here! Thanks, SoonerWes
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