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MLB 2023 Pitch Timer Procedures

Topics: Pitch Timer, Rules Changes, Uncategorized

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2023 MLB Replay Review Pocket Card

Topics: Replay Review, Rules Changes

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Plate Umpire Interference: Rule 6.01 (f)

Topics: Umpire Interference

A rule that seldom occurs involves plate umpire interference. There are only two umpires that can be called for interference-the second base umpire when he is positioned on the infield side in front of second base in front of the infielders and is struck by a batted ball, and the plate umpire when he impedes…

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New Baseline Rule (2017) Changes Umpire Interpretation

Topics: Baseline, Latest News, Rules Changes, Runners

Prior to the 2017 season, a runner’s baseline (excluding a rundown) was restricted by the fielder’s tag attempt with ball in glove or hand and extended toward the runner. This season, however, there is a rule change. A fielder no longer has to have ball in glove or hand extended toward the runner to restrict…

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No Infield Fly Rule Call Results in Orioles Triple Play

Topics: Fielding, Infield Fly, Latest News, Official Baseball Rules

The Orioles pulled off a strange triple play at the expense of the Red Sox in Boston’s 5-2 win on May 2. With runners on first and second and no outs in the bottom of the eighth, Jackie Bradley Jr. skied a popup behind shortstop. O’s shortstop, J.J. Hardy, called off right fielder Joey Rickard before the ball fell between…

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Benintendi Baseline Call Preserves No-Hitter

Topics: Baseline, Latest News, Rules Controversy, Uncategorized

The Baseline rule (5.09 (b) (1) played a major role in preserving A’s pitcher Sean Manaea’s no-hitter against the Red Sox on Saturday night. With two outs in the sixth inning, Boston left fielder Andrew Benintendi sent a soft grounder up the first-base line and was ruled safe at first base after first baseman Matt Olson failed to tag…

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Jason Heyward Called for Batter Runner Interference

Topics: Baseline, Batted Ball, Latest News, Official Baseball Rules, Runner Interference, Runners

Before we look at a couple of recent batter-runner interference plays, let’s review the provisions and “interpretations” that cover rule 5.09 (a) (11) and the 45-foot long, 3-foot wide runner’s box that has been around since 1881. Keep in mind that the rule is designed to protect the fielder “taking” the throw, not “making” the…

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When Can Switch Hitter Change Batter’s Boxes?

Topics: Uncategorized
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Runner Coach Collision

Topics: Placing Runners, Runners, Video - Runner
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Not So Simple: Catcher’s Interference

Topics: Batter, Catcher Interference, Interference, Official Baseball Rules, Rule of the Week, Video - Batter
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