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What Happens After a Runner Misses Home Plate?

Topics: Uncategorized

What happens and what is allowed after a runner misses home plate? What is the umpires reaction when this happens? What happens if the defense does not notice? What happens if the runner represented the winning run of the game? Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh breakdown these situations and explain this correct…

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Type 2 Obstruction – Here’s What You need to Know

Topics: Appeal, Base Awards, Batter Runner, Expert Analysis, Famous Plays, Fielding, Interference, Obstruction, Rules Controversy, Runners Lane

Type 2 Obstruction (Ball Remains in Play) Under Type 2 obstruction, there is no play being directly made on the obstructed runner at the time of the obstruction. The ball is normally a long distance from the act of obstruction.  The umpire signals the obstruction by pointing to the obstruction and yelling “That’s obstruction.” This…

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When a Batter Attempts to Induce a Balk

Topics: Balk, Batter's Box, Expert Analysis

It doesn’t happen often in baseball, but there have been occurrences where a batter is trying to create a balk by stepping out of the batters box while the pitcher is throwing a pitch. Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh discuss the correct ruling on this play in a simple and easy to…

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When Can Switch Hitter Change Batter’s Boxes?

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