Rule of the Week: Batter Abandonment – When A Batter Is Called Out For Desertion
Topics: Blog, Runners, Runners Passing Runners
Your favorite player swings and misses. “Strike three,” signals the umpire. While the disgusted batter drops his head and walks dejectedly back towards his dugout, a fan yells, “Run! He dropped the ball!” The batter now takes off in a half sprint to first base. Too late, the home plate umpire has already signaled out….