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A Bobble in Real Time is a Catch in Slo-Mo

What Happened? Rich Marazzi: The Marlins beat the Tigers 5-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday night. A costly overturn of a “no catch” on the field call could have contributed to the Tigers’ defeat. The Tigers were batting in the bottom of the ninth with runners on first and third and one out when Ronny […]

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Completing a Catch

A catch is defined as “the act of a fielder in getting secure possession in his hand or glove of a ball in flight and firmly holding it.” The notion of “firmly holding” the ball is important, as a fielder must completely secure the ball for a put out to take effect. For instance, if […]

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Catch a Ball and Fall/Carry into Dead Ball Area

Perhaps Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo should be called “Catch and Carry Rizzo” because of his penchant for making catches before carrying the ball into dead ball territory. The Cubs and Brewers played at Wrigley Field on August 12. In the top of the sixth inning the Brewers had Jonathan Lucroy on first base and […]

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How a Catch is Defined

The ridiculous catch rule surfaced in Tuesday night’s White Sox-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. With Adam Eaton on base and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Jose Abreu hit a shot to right-center field that Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts gathered in his glove just before leaping into the short […]

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Should a Fielder Ever Intentionally Drop an Infield Fly?

Rule 6.05 (L) reads, “A batter is out when an infielder intentionally drops a fair fly ball or line drive, with first, first and second, first and third, and first, second and third base occupied before two are out. The ball is dead and runners shall return to their original base or bases.” But such […]