Baseball rules academy

Expert Analysis

Broadcaster Rules Challenge #5 – The Rules Game Show

Topics: Video - Broadcaster Rules Challenge
This is a video post.
Expert Analysis

Can a Batter Carry Bat Around the Bases?

Topics: Baseball Myths, Batter Runner, Runner Interference
This is a video post.
Expert Analysis

Deflected Balls that Remain in Play (Part 3)

Topics: Base Awards, Deflected Ball, Obstruction, Runner Interference, Runners, Uncategorized

Deflected Batted Ball Strikes the Runner ¬†Deflections make for knotty problems since they usually lead to right of way arguments.¬† Whenever a batted ball is deflected off the pitcher or another infielder into the path of the runner, one of three things can happen: The ball can remain alive and in play The runner can…

Expert Analysis

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…

Don't strike out!

Become a part of the largest baseball rules community in the world!

Get free access to baseball forums, rules analysis and exclusive email content from current and former Major League Baseball players and umpires.