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Pitching Regulations and New Timing Rules

Topics: Rules Changes

The 2023 Pitch Clock rules for Major League Baseball are as follows: 30-second timer will be used between batters… 20-second timer will be used between pitches with runners on base… 15-second timer will be used between pitches with no runners on base… The Field Timing Coordinator (FTC) will be in charge of the clock for multiple situations. Question:…

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2022 Rules Questions with Rich Marazzi

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Restricted Baseline Running Home Question: When a runner is advancing home and avoiding a tag by a catcher, does the runner have a restricted baseline? Answer: Yes. Whenever a runner is avoiding a tag, or is in a rundown, he has a restricted baseline. It is a straight line to the base he is going to, and…

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What Do You Know? 9 Rules Questions from 2018

Topics: Base, Batter's Box, Catcher Interference, Dead Ball Area, Fair Territory, Foul Territory, Infield Fly, Pinch Hitter, Pitcher, Pitcher Pick-offs, Runner Interference, Uncategorized

1. There’s a runner on first, catcher’s interference is called and the batter safely makes it to first as a result of the play. If the runner on first (after safely reaching second base), makes an attempt for third base during the play and gets thrown out, does the offensive coach have the option to…

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Batter’s Box Rules

Topics: Batter's Box, Uncategorized
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The 40th Anniversary of the Pine Tar Game

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Today, marks the 40th anniversary of the historic Pine Tar Game when George Brett’s two-run homer off Yankees’ reliever “Goose” Gossage in the top of the ninth gave the Royals an “apparent” 5-4 lead but was nullified by the umpires because they ruled the amount of pine tar on Brett’s bat exceeded the legal 18-inch…

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Did the Runner Violate the Home Plate Collision Rule?

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The Giants and Rockies played at Coors Field on Sept. 15, 2023.  In the bottom of the ninth, the Rockies had Elehuris Montero at bat with Charlie Blackmon on second and Nolan Jones on first and one out when Montero singled to left field. Blackmon charged home and arrived safely. Mike Yastrzemski’s throw got by…

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Topics: Latest News, NCAA, News, NFHS, Rules Controversy

  IF THE ASTROS CHEATING SCANDAL HAPPENED IN HIGH SCHOOL By Brady Hood and Rules Desk   As the fallout from the Houston Astro’s cheating scandal continues, one can wonder what effect, if any, will this have on amateur baseball at the high school level. This spring all over the country teams will take the…

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Pitch Clock Rules: What’s the Effect So Far?

Topics: Pitch Timer, Uncategorized

MLB has changed the game for the better with the new rules implemented in 2023. Here is the breakdown with details: click here: 2023 Rule Change Results Summary_Broadcaster Version (5.11.23) copyright Major League Baseball 2023 Rule Change Results Summary_Broadcaster Version (5.11.23)  


NFHS Rules Index

Abbreviations: Player Positions   2-1 Rule Book Play   2-1-1, 2-1-2, 2-1-3 Accident to Player or Umpire   3-1-5, 3-1-6, 5-2-1d, 10-1-6, 10-2-3k Announcements: By Umpires   10-2-3 Appeals: Improper Batter   7-1-2a, b, e Half Swing   10-1-4(a) On Runner   8-2-3 Penalty On Umpire Decision   10-1-4 Assists   9-5-3 At Bat   2-39, 9-3-1a, 9-7-1 Averages   9-7-2 Awards   1-5-3, 2-2-1, 5-1-3, 5-2-1f, 5-2-2c, 8-1-1e Note 1, 8-1-2, 8-2-6, 8-3 Balk: Acts Which Result in   6-1-1, 2, 3 Pen, 6-1-4, 6-2-1…

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11 Rules Questions that Need Answering Now

Topics: Balk, Batter, Catcher, Catcher Interference, Definitions, Expert Analysis, Home Plate Collision, Interference, Latest News, Obstruction, Official Baseball Rules, Pitcher, Pitcher Pick-offs, Rules Controversy, Runner Interference, Runners, Substitutions

If a manager wants to challenge multiple situations in the same play, what is the proper way to have the field umpires communicate this to the Command Center?   The manager should tell the field umpires the situations he wants challenged. It should be done in layers at the same time. Does a tag attempt…

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