Entries by Rich Marazzi

Spring Training 2020 Rules Test

  Below are 10 True and False questions. To qualify as a full time Major League umpire, you must get all 10 correct. A score of 9 correct answers places you in Triple-A with the possibility of being a replacement for vacationing MLB umpires. A score of 7-8 proper answers places you in Double-A, while […]

MLB Outfielder Drops Glove After Catch. Is it Still a Catch?

The  Astros and Brewers  played at Miller Park on Tuesday, September 4, 2019,  when Astros’ center fielder George Springer made  a leaping catch to rob Ryan Braun and end the fifth inning. Springer backpedaled and reached up to make the catch on the fly ball before falling backward and landing on his back. As he […]

What to Know About Trips to the Mound

Substitutions and Mound Visits  5.10 (a)-5.11 (D) (3) Substitution issues: Rule 5.10-b Comment Double-Switch: The manager must give the substitutions to the umpire before he signals. Both players must be given at the same time; A manager can do it as late as when he gets on the mound. If a manager signals before he […]