December 12, 2019

Red Sox Catcher Nabbed on Detached Equipment Rule

Baseball gloves are made for scooping baseballs. Catcher's masks are made for protection. So, don't confuse the two. When Red Sox catcher, Christian Vazquez, scooped a pitch with his mask he violated a simple but lesser known baseball rule that governs detached equipment. The infraction allowed two runners to move up one base. The detached equipment rule has many layers. This video explains what happens when a catcher uses detached equipment to field a pitched ball. MLB Umpire, Ted Barrett explains in clear terms so that you will never be confused again.

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