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7 minutes ago, BLWizzRanger said:

it doesn't matter that it is rolling in foul territory and hits the back edge of the base, right?  IOW, nothing about having to be past the front edge or hitting the front edge or top of the base...

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1 hour ago, BLWizzRanger said:

it doesn't matter that it is rolling in foul territory and hits the back edge of the base, right?  IOW, nothing about having to be past the front edge or hitting the front edge or top of the base...

Right from the rule book:

A FAIR BALL is a batted ball that settles on fair ground between
home and first base, or between home and third base, or that is on or over
fair territory when bounding to the outfield past first or third base, or that
touches first, second or third base,
or that first falls on fair territory on or
beyond first base or third base, or that, while on or over fair territory
touches the person of an umpire or player, or that, while over fair territory,
passes out of the playing field in flight.
A fair fly shall be judged according to the

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14 minutes ago, noumpere said:

Right from the rule book:

A FAIR BALL is a batted ball that settles on fair ground between
home and first base, or between home and third base, or that is on or over
fair territory when bounding to the outfield past first or third base, or that
touches first, second or third base,
or that first falls on fair territory on or
beyond first base or third base, or that, while on or over fair territory
touches the person of an umpire or player, or that, while over fair territory,
passes out of the playing field in flight.
A fair fly shall be judged according to the

Hits the bag is hitting the bag.  I've got it and I would have called it correctly. 

But since I asked it, my mind started wondering thinking about this where the ball bounces over the front corner of the base (IOW, the front edge of the base) from fair to foul (fair ball!) and the responsibilities of the BU on fair/foul being the front of the base.  Both demarcation points being the front of the bag. 

I was even thinking about the imaginary line between first and third that if a ball contacts the ground after that line but with hella back spin, it is a fair ball.

Again, hits the base means just that.

Thanks.

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27 minutes ago, BLWizzRanger said:

I was even thinking about the imaginary line between first and third that if a ball contacts the ground after that line but with hella back spin, it is a fair ball.

Again, hits the base means just that.

 

That's FED only.

 

Stop it.  Nothing good came come from this

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Only exception I know to a batted ball striking a base not being "fair" is if it first falls in foul territory beyond the base, and then spins back and hits the base. That's a foul ball, because it was foul the moment it landed in foul territory beyond 1st or 3rd:

"A foul is a batted ball:  . . .   c. that first falls on foul territory beyond first or third base;"

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