Play No. 1 The Rangers and A’s played in Oakland on May 26th. In the bottom of the seventh, Christian Bethancourt was batting with the bases empty and no outs facing Martin Perez. Bethancourt bunted the ball between the mound and the first baseline. Perez fielded the ball and tossed to first baseman Nathaniel Lowe….
Catcher’s Interference Explained by Ted Barrett
Detached Equipment Rule
Obstruction vs. Interference: What’s the Difference?
How a Batter Can Be Called Out For Touching a Foul Ball
How a Smart Manager Could Earn a Run by Understanding Catcher’s Interference
What exactly is catcher’s interference? What happens after catcher’s interference occurs…..is that ball dead? What happen if the ball is put in play? What if there is a sacrifice fly? Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh define catcher’s interference and explain how a smart manager could earn an extra run if they understand…
Is it Legal for a Baserunner to Block the Throwing Lane?
Batter Hits Pitch with Follow Through
The Runner’s Right of Way Rule….Did the Umpires Apply it Wrong?
The Guardians hosted the White Sox on April 21. In the bottom of the seventh, the Guardians had Josh Naylor on second with no outs when Ernie Clement hit a chopper to Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. Naylor ran into Anderson as he was attempting to field the ball and the ball came out of Anderson’s…
Type 2 Obstruction – Here’s What You need to Know
Type 2 Obstruction (Ball Remains in Play) Under Type 2 obstruction, there is no play being directly made on the obstructed runner at the time of the obstruction. The ball is normally a long distance from the act of obstruction. The umpire signals the obstruction by pointing to the obstruction and yelling “That’s obstruction.” This…