Umpire

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Who Can Call Time Out?

Topics: Coach, Runners, tag attempt, Time Play, Umpire
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Four Outs in an Inning? It Can Happen! Here’s how…

Topics: Runners, tag attempt, Time Play, Umpire
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When Should an Umpire Call a Batted Ball Fair or Foul?

Topics: Fair Territory, Foul Territory, Umpire, Uncategorized
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Pitch Lands in Umpire’s Pocket

Topics: Equipment, Lodged Ball, Umpire, Umpire Interference
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Catcher’s Interference: A Potential Game-Changing Decision for a Manager

Topics: Appeal, Base, Base Awards, Baseline, Batter, Batter Interference, Catcher Interference, Coach, Expert Analysis, Interference, Manager, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, protest, Quick Pitch, Rules Controversy, Umpire, Uncategorized

Perhaps the most impactful catcher’s interference call of the 2020 season occurred in the deciding game of the White Sox vs. A’s series in Oakland. With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth, Tommy La Stella was batting for the A’s with Sean Murphy on first base and two outs when La…

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Umpire Got the Count Wrong, Now What?

Topics: Ball/Strike Count, Expert Analysis, Incorrect Ball/Strike Count, protest, Replay Review, Umpire, Umpire Manual Rules

The D’backs hosted the Dodgers on Sept. 10. In the top of the sixth inning, the Dodgers had Kike Hernandez on third and Austin Barnes on first with one out. Mookie Betts was at-bat with a 1-2 count. On the next pitch which was called a “Ball” by plate umpire Doug Eddings, the. Dodgers attempted…

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Umpires, Get in the Slot!

Topics: Catcher, Strike Zone, Umpire
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MLB Umpire Manual

Topics: Umpire, Umpire Manual Rules

Reference(s) Topic Page 1. 3.03…………………………Jackets………………………………………………………………….1 2. 3.04…………………………Catcher’s Mitt ……………………………………………………….1 3. 3.04,3.05,3.06 ……………..Procedures for Measuring Fielding Gloves ………………1 4. 3.05…………………………First Baseman’s Mitt……………………………………………..1 5. 4.03…………………………Lineup Cards ………………………………………………………..2 6. 5.01(b),5.06(c)(7), 5.06(c)(7) Comment……….Ball Going Into Player’s Uniform ……………………………2 7. 5.02…………………………First Baseman Playing in Foul Territory…………………2 8. 5.04(b)(5),6.03(a)(1)……….Batter’s Position in Batter’s Box……………………………..3 9. 5.05(a) ……………………..Fly Ball Striking Top of Outfield…

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MLB Umpire Manual Changes for 2019

Topics: Umpire, Umpire Manual Rules

CHANGES FOR 2019 IMPORTANT NOTES (1) The numbering of some interpretations has changed from last year’s edition due to the addition of new interpretations for 2019. (2) All Official Baseball Rule numbers in this section of the MLB Umpire Manual refer to the current (new as of 2015) Official Baseball Rule number. The following changes…

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MLB UMPIRE MANUAL

Topics: Umpire, Umpire Manual Rules

CONTENTS I. On-Field Attitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 II. Medical, Conditioning, and Rehabilitation . ….

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