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FORFEITED GAMES

Rules 7.03, 8.03(a)(6): The Crew Chief shall telephone the Office of the Commissioner when any game has been forfeited and follow such telephone report immediately with a detailed written report. Before declaring a game forfeited, the plate umpire shall consult with the Crew Chief and may only declare a game forfeited if the Crew Chief…

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Best (Legal) Way to Break Up a Double Play

Topics: Baseline, Expert Analysis, Fielding, Interference, Latest News, Runner Interference, Runners

I have advocated in my spring training presentations that the pop-up slide is an excellent technique to help break up the double play at second base in a force situation. Because of the 2016 sliding regulations under rule 6.01 (j), runners obviously do not have the liberal opportunity they had in the past when breaking…

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Texas Two-Step; Edwards told to change, Doolittle, too late

Topics: Balk, Blog, Coach, Definitions, Latest News, Manager, News, Official Baseball Rules, Pitcher, Quick Pitch, Rules Controversy, Umpire

The ninth inning of the May 18 game between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Chicago Cubs began like any other late-inning, three-run game. Nationals closer Sean Doolittle toed the slab in a save situation and retired Albert Almora Jr. for the first out. The next pitch is where the controversy officially became a game…

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Camden Yards – Baltimore Orioles

Topics: Ground Rules

https://www.mlb.com/groundrules/venue-2  

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Fenway Park – Boston Red Sox

Topics: Ground Rules

https://www.mlb.com/groundrules/venue-3

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Yankee Stadium – New York Yankees

Topics: Ground Rules

https://www.mlb.com/groundrules/venue-3313

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Tropicana Field – Tampa Bay Rays

Topics: Ground Rules, Uncategorized

https://www.mlb.com/groundrules/venue-12

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Sahlen Field – Buffalo, New York

Topics: Ground Rules

https://www.mlb.com/groundrules/venue-2756

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Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago White Sox

Topics: Ground Rules

https://www.mlb.com/groundrules/venue-4

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Progressive Field- Cleveland Indians

Topics: Ground Rules

https://www.mlb.com/groundrules/venue-5

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