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Ask the Rules Guy Episode #2 – MLB Official Scorer and NFHS Umpire

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Ask the Rules Guy Episode #1 Rich Marazzi – Runner’s Lane Interference, Obstruction, & more…

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Rules Expert Rich Marazzi joins Chris Welsh for a lively discussion about runner’s lane interference, obstruction (several different examples) and a crazy MLB home run where the batter that hit the HR didn’t score the run.

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That Time Jean Segura Stole 1B, Really!

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Segura Almost Steals Second Base Twice in the Same Inning Before you read the report below, I would suggest you watch it first. After viewing the play, read the report and watch the video again. There’s much to digest here. The full MLB Youtube Video here: https://youtu.be/HZM1JcJwo9E The Play Can a runner steal the same…

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Hidden Ball Trick by Rich Marazzi

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 The Hidden Ball Trick in baseball has been around as long as peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jack. Many runners have been caught napping over the years by clever thinking infielders who have used a variety of tactics to execute the ancient ruse.  Former shortstop Gene “Stick” Michael was one of the great hidden ball tricksters…

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Wild Pitch or Passed Ball? How do Official Scorers Decide?

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Pop-Up Chaos: Interference? Obstruction? Infield Fly? You Be the Umpire

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Leave it to Rich Marazzi to find quirky plays that make you scratch your head. This is a report similar to those that Marazzi sends to his MLB team clients. It is a great example of how difficult it is to umpire at game speed when several things go crazy on the same play. Watch…

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Umpire Interference

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There are two types of umpire interference: (1) When a field umpire (the second base umpire) is positioned in front of the infielders and is struck by a batted ball that is not deflected off another fielder, and (2) when the plate umpire interferes with the catcher’s throw in an attempt to retire a runner….

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