Learning the rule book

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    Nick Muzzillo
    Participant
    Just wondering – what’s the most effective/best way to learn the rule book?  Studying to take the test and just wanted to see if anyone has advice on the best way to learn the rules/know them.

    Any advice helps. Thanks everyone!

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      tzemaitis
      Participant
      Begin with a case book which gives complete scenarios of plays and how certain rules are interpreted to come to the ruling in a real life situation.   As you progress, you realize that you must understand the “Definitions” as something like a “catch” isn’t as simple to define as the single word it is.  You will then find the rules, the penalties/awards for those rules, and finally the exceptions to the rules.  These layers are what makes it challenging at times to have a complete understanding of the play.  I think of the case books (many different versions are available depending on what age group you are doing), as sort of the old school “Cliff notes” which would summarize the main topics for books more concisely for you.
      kanettp30
      Participant
      There are a lot of abbreviations about its rules, I’m learning because I’m new to this subject.
      kanettp30
      Participant
      When a right-handed pitcher makes a pick-off attempt to first base after the coming set, is it ever permissible for his pivot foot to remain in contact with the rubber? Basically, I was questioning a call in my son’s game. The pitcher came to set and stepped towards first but his right foot didn’t come off the rubber. I have always been taught that the pivot foot must clear the rubber before a throw first. Am I wrong?
      paula.scott1445
      Participant
      Thank you for help!
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