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Baserunner Interference

It can be a tricky situation when a runner tries to cut off a throwing lane. For example, when a runner is picked off 1B and he decides to run to the inside of 2B, he is probably not interfering with the play but effectively shrinking the throwing lane from the first baseman to the fielder covering 2B. Unless the runner does something to intentionally interfere with a thrown ball or the fielder making the play, it is smart base running. This is a judgement call by the umpire.

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Controversial “Right of Way”

I often emphasize the importance of understanding who has the “right of way” both offensively and defensively. Perhaps the most controversial “right of way” play of the season occurred on July 8, 2016 when the Dodgers hosted the Padres.