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9 Rules Questions Answered Here

1. Infield Fly Rule situation. The bases are loaded and one out when the batter hits a pop fly near first base in fair territory. The umpires invoke the IFR. The runner on first base, who is several feet off the bag, is tracking the fly ball instead of locating the first baseman who is […]

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11 Rules Questions that Need Answering Now

If a manager wants to challenge multiple situations in the same play, what is the proper way to have the field umpires communicate this to the Command Center?   The manager should tell the field umpires the situations he wants challenged. It should be done in layers at the same time. Does a tag attempt […]

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Rizzo’s Controversial Slide at Home

For the second consecutive year, the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo was involved in a controversial slide at the plate. Following is the report from MLB.com. In the eighth inning of the Cubs’ 7-0 win over the Pirates on Monday afternoon at PNC Park, a replay-review ruling on Anthony Rizzo’s hard slide into catcher Elias Diaz stood, resulting in […]

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Rundown Play – Collision at Home Plate Rule

The Reds hosted the Royals on Aug. 18 in a 13-inning contest won by the Royals, 3-1. In the top of the ninth the Royals had Lorenzo Cain on third with Sal Perez at bat and one out. Perez hit a ground ball to second baseman Brandon Phillips who threw to third baseman Todd Frazier […]

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Play at the Plate – Timely Appeal

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected from Thursday night’s (July 2) 12-6 loss to the Red Sox following a disputed call at home plate that led to some confusion at Rogers Centre. Following is a report by Gregor Chisholm to MLB.com. My Ruleball comments will follow. “The play happened in the bottom of the […]