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11 Rules Questions that Need Answering Now

If a manager wants to challenge multiple situations in the same play, what is the proper way to have the field umpires communicate this to the Command Center?   The manager should tell the field umpires the situations he wants challenged. It should be done in layers at the same time. Does a tag attempt […]

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How a Minor League Hidden Ball Tricked Worked

The Carolina Mudcats  (Brewers) executed the hidden ball trick, one of baseball’s oldest ruses, when they  hosted the Buies Creek Astros  of the  Class A Advanced Carolina League on May 3. In the top of the seventh inning, the Astros, with runners on first and second, pulled off a successful double steal when the Mudcats’ […]

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Ozuna Throws Glove at Batted Ball?

The Cardinals hosted the Marlins on Wednesday night. In the bottom of the third, Tommy Pham was batting with one out and a runner on second. Pham hit a shot toward left center. Marlins’ left fielder Marcell Ozuna appeared to have thrown his glove at the ball in an apparent attempt to stop it or […]

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When all else fails, throw your glove at the ball

How did Marcell Ozuna get away with throwing his glove at the ball? Remember chasing a baseball down a sloping street, wishing desperately that you could somehow get to it before it rolled into the storm sewer? A ball in the sewer didn’t just mean the end of the game–it meant the end of the […]

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Umpires’ Incorrect Call Jeopardizes Players

Umpires’ Incorrect Call Jeopardizes Players When a replay challenge initiates a call reversal that requires the umpires to arbitrarily place the base runners, one would think that common sense would dictate the umpires’ decision since the umpire’s incorrect call can place either team in jeopardy. Take what happened at the Great American Ball Park on […]

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Runner Fails to Retouch Base

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to […]

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Runner Fails to Retouch Base

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to […]

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First Basemen Should Keep Force Alive

How should the first baseman react in the following situation? Let’s say there’s a runner (R1) on first base and no outs when the batter hits a line drive that is trapped by the shortstop or a fly ball is dropped by an infielder and the ball remains in play because the umpires do not […]