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Texas Two-Step; Edwards told to change, Doolittle, too late

The ninth inning of the May 18 game between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Chicago Cubs began like any other late-inning, three-run game. Nationals closer Sean Doolittle toed the slab in a save situation and retired Albert Almora Jr. for the first out. The next pitch is where the controversy officially became a game […]

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Yes! A Pitcher Can Win & Lose the Same Game

Suspended Game: Rule 7.02   The Yankees-Nationals game on May 15 was suspended after 5 1/2 innings and will resume on Monday June 18 in Washington in the bottom of the sixth with the score tied, 3-3. A variety of questions always accompanies suspended games. Here’s a few and how they will relate to the […]

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Lineup Snafu, Mets Bat Out of Order

Confusion reigned in the first inning yesterday, May 9, 2018,  at Great American Ball Park, where the Mets batted out of order in their game against the Reds. Before we look at what happened, a fundamental point of the rule is, when a batter bats out of order and it’s appealed, the batter who failed to bat […]

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Runner Fails to Retouch Base

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to […]

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Runner Fails to Retouch Base

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to […]