Chris Welsh

Expert Analysis

Detached Equipment Rule

Topics: Equipment, Expert Analysis, Interference
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Expert Analysis

Obstruction vs. Interference: What’s the Difference?

Topics: Interference, Obstruction
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How a Batter Can Be Called Out For Touching a Foul Ball

Topics: Batter Interference, Batter Runner, Foul Territory, Interference
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How a Smart Manager Could Earn a Run by Understanding Catcher’s Interference

Topics: Batted Ball, Catcher Interference, Expert Analysis, Interference, Manager

What exactly is catcher’s interference? What happens after catcher’s interference occurs…..is that ball dead? What happen if the ball is put in play? What if there is a sacrifice fly? Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh define catcher’s interference and explain how a smart manager could earn an extra run if they understand…

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Is it Legal for a Baserunner to Block the Throwing Lane?

Topics: Baseline, Fielding, Interference, Pitcher Pick-offs
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What happens if a player walks up to the batters box unannounced?

Topics: Batter's Box, Coach, Dugout, Expert Analysis, Manager, Official Baseball Rules, Official Scorer, Rules Controversy

We have all seen pinch hitters enter the game where the standard protocol is followed: the manager comes out of the dugout and points out to the umpire that he has a new hitter entering the game, and the umpire points to the press box officially entering the player into the game. What happens if…

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Overrunning First Base – What Can a Runner Do?

Topics: Baseball Myths, Batter Interference, Runners
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When a Batter Attempts to Induce a Balk

Topics: Balk, Batter's Box, Expert Analysis

It doesn’t happen often in baseball, but there have been occurrences where a batter is trying to create a balk by stepping out of the batters box while the pitcher is throwing a pitch. Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh discuss the correct ruling on this play in a simple and easy to…

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When a Runner Passes Another Runner

Topics: Batter Runner, Runners, Runners Passing Runners
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Expert Analysis

Runner Touched by Batted Ball While Standing on a Base

Topics: Batted Ball, Fair Territory, Runners
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