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“That’s a Force!” Is Yadier Molina the Smartest Player on the Field?

Topics: Base, Catcher, double play, Fielding, force out, tag attempt, Umpire Manual Rules
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Twin Killing

Topics: Fielding, Video - Fielder
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Must a Runner Slide When Attempting to Break Up a Double Play?

Topics: Fielding, Interference, Runner Interference, Runners, Uncategorized

 Under professional rules (OBR): NO There is no requirement that a runner must slide when trying to beak-up a DP.  In the game between Tampa Bay and San Francisco on April 5, 2019, the Giants’ Yangervis Solarte did not slide into second base on an attempted DP and no interference was called after a Rays…

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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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Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry Plays Out Again

Topics: Blog, Rule of the Week

Baseball fans know the Red Sox and Yankees maintain one of the fiercest rivalries in sports. Indeed, things always seem to get sticky when the two teams meet each other. Saturday’s long game was no exception. Read Rich Marazzi’s report here to read more about the bizarre play: Holliday Interference? by Rich Marazzi Red Sox…

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