The pitcher attempts a pickoff throw to first base. The runner is obviously safe. The throw is in the dirt and the first baseman knocks it down. The ball rolls slowly toward the first base coach. The runner is not going anywhere. The base coach reaches down and picks up the ball and tosses it to the first baseman. What is the call here?
That is interesting. I believe coach’s interference makes the runner automatically out? Even though the runner was back safely, the ball was still in play when the coach intentionally picked the ball up. My guess is the base runner is out!