Chip Hale Tag Archive

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Protected Fielders and Batter Interference

Batter Interference Batters and runners need to understand when a fielder is “protected.” Simply stated, it means the batter or runner should “stay away” and “avoid” the fielder when he is making a play. This includes fly balls as well as ground balls. In general, I think runners are aware that they must avoid an […]

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2015 Inciarte Baseline Call

In my opinion, first base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt made a questionable baseline violation call in the top of the fourth inning of the Diamondbacks-Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. Of course, having the advantage of watching the slo-mo replay certainly helped me in formulating my opinion. With two outs and a runner on […]