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Red Sox Catcher Nabbed for Detached Equipment Rule Violation

You cannot assume your players know even the most basic rules. Take what happened at Fenway Park on May 1, 2018,  when the Red Sox hosted the Royals. In the top of the 10th inning with the score tied 3-3, the Royals had runners on first and second and two outs when Sox catcher Christian […]

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Balk Call Reversed

On Friday night, June 3, 2016, the Red Sox had Dustin Pedroia at bat with an 0-2 count and Blake Swihart on first base in the bottom of the ninth with two outs trailing 5-2 when Jays’ closer Roberto Osuna, in his set position, stepped toward first without throwing the ball. It appeared to be […]

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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 […]