Beware on Pop-ups Caught Near or in Dugout The Royals hosted the A’s in an afternoon game on August 30, 2019. In the top of the eight inning, with Royals runners on second and third and the Royals holding a one-run lead, A’s Corban Joseph lofted a high pop-up near the third base dugout. Royal’s […]
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Catcher Deflections When a pitched ball caroms off the catcher and rolls into dead ball territory, the award for the runner/runners is one base from their position at the time the pitch was delivered unless the catcher kicks, pushes or deflects the ball into dead ball territory in which case the award becomes two bases […]
The rules of offensive interference apply to players in the dugout, in the on-deck circle and the base coaches. So, everyone on your team needs to be aware of the consequences of interference. Players in the Dugout Interference on players in the dugout is rare except for the foul pop up that drifts towards the […]
The players, coaches, or any member of an offensive team shall vacate any space (including both dugouts) needed by a fielder who is attempting to field a batted or thrown ball. PENALTY: Interference shall be called and the batter or runner on whom the play is being made shall be declared out.
The Brewers and D’backs played in Arizona on August 5, 2016 when the Brewers’ Orlando Arcia collected his first major league hit. After he singled to right field in the fourth inning off Braden Shipley knocking in Hernan Perez, D’backs second baseman Jean Segura fielded the throw to the infield. He then good-naturedly tossed it toward […]
Perhaps Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo should be called “Catch and Carry Rizzo” because of his penchant for making catches before carrying the ball into dead ball territory. The Cubs and Brewers played at Wrigley Field on August 12. In the top of the sixth inning the Brewers had Jonathan Lucroy on first base and […]
Dugout Rules The Phils hosted the Rays on July 22, 2015. Brandon Guyer, the first batter of the game, hit a foul ball near the first base dugout. Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz chased it down and made a sliding catch with one foot on the grass and one foot on the lip of the dugout […]