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Bat Boy or Ball Boy Interference

Baseball games feature batboys and batgirls at all levels. Occasionally they get involved in a play and disrupt the natural course of the game. It most often occurs when a ball is hit down the baseline (fair) and the ball boy stationed in foul territory, is struck by the ball. We have all seen plays […]

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Don’t Look Back

Teams often lose a “Time Play” run when the runner advancing to the plate looks back to see what’s going on behind him. The Dodgers dodged a bullet when Joc Pederson made this mistake while the Dodgers hosted the Milwaukee Brewers on June 16, 2016. It took instant replay to confirm the Dodgers’ tying run […]

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Time Play

When the third out occurs by a back runner just before or just after a lead runner crosses the plate and that out is not the result of a force out or the batter-runner being retired before reaching first base for the third out, you have a “Time Play.” If the runner advancing home crosses […]

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Q&A: What happens if a batter hits the cover off the ball?

Q. In a 2014 game, the Brewers’ Martin Maldonado hit the cover off a baseball in a game against the Pirates. With a runner on first in the sixth inning, Maldonado hit a ground ball to Pirates’ third baseman, Pedro Alvarez. Somewhere between Maldonado’s bat and Alvarez’s glove the cover peeled off the baseball. What’s […]

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Fielder Falls into Stands after Making Catch

I think most players know that if they make a catch while being airborne and fall into the stands, or any dead ball area, the catch is legal as long as the fielder can show the ball to the umpire. What many players don’t know is if there are less than two outs, runners on […]

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Brewers Bat Out of Turn

The Brewers batted out of turn in their 1-0 victory over the Nationals on July 4, 2016. Here is what happened: The official Brewers lineup card handed to the umpires and Nats’ manager Dusty Baker had Jonathan Lucroy batting third, Ryan Braun in the No. 4 slot and Aaron Hill batting fifth. In the bottom […]

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Slide Rule on Potential Double Plays

The new slide rule has been an expected source of controversy the first week of the season. And I expect it will continue for a time. The Nationals and Braves opened the season in Atlanta on April 4, 2016. With the scored tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Nick Markakis drew a leadoff walk. Hector […]

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Twice Out

The Mets beat the Brewers 2-1 in 11 innings on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Miller Park. The Mets scored the winning run in the top of the 11th on a bizarre play that covered multiple rules. Here’s what happened.

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Player Fails to Touch Home Plate after Hitting Home Run

This one belongs in Ripley’s! On Sunday (July 26) the Delmarva Shorebirds, a Single A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles played the Augusta Greenjackets, a Single A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The Shorebirds trailed by one run in the top of the ninth when Elier Leyva hit what everybody thought was a go-ahead […]