Blue Jays Called for Obstruction, Manager Tossed
Topics: Appeal, Baseline, Latest News, Obstruction, Runners
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected during the top of the eighth inning by umpire Vic Carapazza after Carapazza ruled a Type A obstruction on second baseman Devon Travis during a rundown with Franciso Lindor in the eighth inning of the Indians-Blue Jays game on May 8 in Toronto. Cleveland had runners on second…
Did the Umpire Misinterpret Backswing Batter Interference?
Topics: Batter, Batter Interference, Catcher Interference, Interference, Latest News
In my opinion the umpire in the Blue Jays-Angels game on April 24 misinterpreted a backswing interference call that might have affected the outcome of the game in the Blue Jays 2-1 loss. There is a distinction between two types of batter interference covered in rule 6.03 (a) (3) and (4) Comment: For the sake…