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The Various Obstruction Plays in Baseball

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The video helps you understand everything about obstruction plays in baseball. This video first defines obstruction, shows an example of a fielder making a legal play in front of a runner, explains the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 obstruction and the ultimate case of obstruction when a fight breaks out while a player…

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The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 obstruction

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Definition of Obstruction Obstruction is a fancy term for defensive interference. It is defined as “The act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball and not in the act of fielding the ball, impedes the progress of any runner.” Also, contact and intent are not required for the rule to be…

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2022 MLB Examples of Obstruction

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The Nats hosted the Phils on June 17th in the second game of a doubleheader. The game won by the Phils 8-7, was marred with controversy that led to the ejection of Nats’ manager Dave Martinez. In the top of the 10th inning with the score tied 6-6, the Phillies had Kyle Schwarber on third…

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Obstruction vs. Interference: What’s the Difference?

Topics: Interference, Obstruction
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Drop a Knee – When Can a Fielder Block a Base?

Topics: Obstruction, Runners, tag attempt, Uncategorized

You see it all the time, a stolen base attempt, the fielder gets to the base before the runner then drops his knee, foot or leg in front of the base to keep the baserunner from touching the bag. Is this a legal play? What should coaches, players, umpires and fans know about the rule…

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The Runner’s Right of Way Rule….Did the Umpires Apply it Wrong?

Topics: Baseline, Fielding, Interference, Obstruction, Runner Interference

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…

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Type 2 Obstruction – Here’s What You need to Know

Topics: Appeal, Base Awards, Batter Runner, Expert Analysis, Famous Plays, Fielding, Interference, Obstruction, Rules Controversy, Runners Lane

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…

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All About Obstruction…it Happened in the Major Leagues Again!

Topics: Base Awards, Batter Runner, Definitions, Obstruction, Placing Runners, Runners, Runners Lane

Obstruction Definition Obstruction is the act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball and not in the act of fielding the ball or a throw, impedes the progress of any runner. Contact does not have to be made for the umpire to rule obstruction. There are two types of obstruction Type…

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Controversial Obstruction Call has Manager and Coaches Scratching their Heads

Topics: Obstruction, Uncategorized

The Brewers hosted the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon. In the top of the second inning, the Marlins had Corey Dickerson on third and Jon Berti on first and one out when Isan Diaz hit a slow roller to the mound that was fielded Zack Godley. The Brewers’ pitcher then flipped the ball to first baseman…

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