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Some of the leagues that I umpire for play under MLB rules. I know in federation, coaches are allowed one offensive conference per inning... What is the rule on that for MLB? You see all of these MLB players talking with their 3rd base coach halfway up the line so often and the umpires never say anything.

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Had a discussion with some fellow umpires about this rule, or lackthereof.  If an offensive team wants to chat with every batter that comes up, let's say in a close game in the late innings, would you let them?  

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23 minutes ago, zoops said:

Had a discussion with some fellow umpires about this rule, or lackthereof.  If an offensive team wants to chat with every batter that comes up, let's say in a close game in the late innings, would you let them?  

If the rules code were OBR or similar, yes.

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FED: 1 per inning by rule. 3-4-2

OBR: IIRC, no limit by rule, but I wouldn't allow every batter.

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You see all of these MLB players talking with their 3rd base coach halfway up the line so often

Where?

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