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Batter-Runner Interference

From this corner, the batter-runner interference rule 5.09 (a) (11) is the most inconsistently applied rule in the game of baseball. The rule as written is intended to protect the fielder “taking the throw” at first base. Ironically, the way the rule is carried out places the fielder who is taking the throw at first […]

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The Right-of-Way Rule

The Angels hosted the Mariners on June 26. In the top of the third, the M’s had Brad Miller on second when Mike Zunino attempted a sac/bunt. As Zunino exited the batter’s box, he collided briefly with catcher Chris Ianetta. Zunino then took a step back to relinquish space to Ianetta. Plate ump Cliff Fagan […]