Chris Welsh

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Ted Barrett and Chris Welsh Discuss the Detached Equipment Rule

Topics: Fielding, Placing Runners, Video - Fielder
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Coaching Tip for Coaches of Left-Handed Pitchers

Topics: Balk, Pitcher, Pitcher Pick-offs, Video - Pitcher
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Team At Bat Manager Has Options After Catcher’s Interference

Topics: Catcher Interference, Manager
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Catcher’s Interference

Topics: Catcher Interference, Video - Interference
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What Happens When a Bat Snaps in Half and the Barrel Interferes with the Play?

Topics: Batted Ball, Batter, Video - Batter
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Batter Throws His Bat. What is the Rule?

Topics: Batted Ball, Batter, Video - Batter
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Coach Interference: Can a Coach Touch a Baserunner?

Topics: Coach, Interference, Video - Interference, Video - Runner
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Catcher’s Interference

Topics: Batted Ball, Batter, Batter's Box, Blog, Catcher, Catcher Interference, Dead Ball Area, Definitions, Equipment, Expert Analysis, Fair Territory, Fielding, Interference, Latest News, Manager, Obstruction, Official Baseball Rules, Rule of the Week, Rules Controversy, Umpire

On Sunday the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros played at Minute Maid.  In the bottom of the second, Tony Kemp was batting with the bases loaded and one out when Kemp’s swing made contact with the mitt of Royals’ catcher Drew Butera.  Plate umpire Lance Barrett ruled the ball dead because it was a…

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Best (Legal) Way to Break Up a Double Play

Topics: Baseline, Expert Analysis, Fielding, Interference, Latest News, Runner Interference, Runners

I have advocated in my spring training presentations that the pop-up slide is an excellent technique to help break up the double play at second base in a force situation. Because of the 2016 sliding regulations under rule 6.01 (j), runners obviously do not have the liberal opportunity they had in the past when breaking…

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11 Rules Questions that Need Answering Now

Topics: Balk, Batter, Catcher, Catcher Interference, Definitions, Expert Analysis, Home Plate Collision, Interference, Latest News, Obstruction, Official Baseball Rules, Pitcher, Pitcher Pick-offs, Rules Controversy, Runner Interference, Runners, Substitutions

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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