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MLB Postseason Riddled with Rules Controversies

Why Didn’t Dusty Baker Protest Follow-Through Interference? Did Yankees Gary Sanchez Violate a Rule on the Final Out of the Game? Was that Interference on Carlos Correa that Allowed the Winning Run to Score?   Expert Rules Analysis Here CONTROVERSY #1 In the most important game played by the Nationals all year long could the […]

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Rule of the Week: Batter Abandonment – When A Batter Is Called Out For Desertion

Your favorite player swings and misses. “Strike three,” signals the umpire. While the disgusted batter drops his head and walks dejectedly back towards his dugout, a fan yells, “Run! He dropped the ball!” The batter now takes off in a half sprint to first base. Too late, the home plate umpire has already signaled out. […]

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9. ABANDONING BASE PATH (INCLUDING AFTER THIRD STRIKE NOT CAUGHT)

9. ABANDONING BASE PATH (INCLUDING AFTER THIRD STRIKE NOT CAUGHT) © MLB Umpire Manual Rules 5.05(a)(2) Comment, 5.09(b)(2) Comment [former Rules 6.09(b) Comment, 7.08(a) & Comment]: Under the Comment to Official Baseball Rule 5.05(a)(2) [former OBR 6.09(b)], a batter who strikes out on a third strike not caught is treated differently than the plays relating to […]

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Player Fails to Touch Home Plate after Hitting Home Run

This one belongs in Ripley’s! On Sunday (July 26) the Delmarva Shorebirds, a Single A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles played the Augusta Greenjackets, a Single A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The Shorebirds trailed by one run in the top of the ninth when Elier Leyva hit what everybody thought was a go-ahead […]

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Bizarre Play – Passing Runners, Abandonment, or Obstruction?

Perhaps the most bizarre play of the 2015 season occurred at Citi Field on Wednesday night (July 1) where the Mets hosted the Cubs. And in my opinion the umpires did not invoke the proper penalty. From this corner the Mets caught a break. The Mets were batting in the bottom of the eighth with […]

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Trail Runner Passing Lead Runner & Two Runners on Same Base

Perhaps the most bizarre play of the 2015 season occurred at Citi Field on Wednesday night (July 1) where the Mets hosted the Cubs. And in my opinion the umpires did not invoke the proper penalty. From this corner the Mets caught a break. The Mets were batting in the bottom of the eighth with […]