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Catcher’s Interference

On Sunday the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros played at Minute Maid.  In the bottom of the second, Tony Kemp was batting with the bases loaded and one out when Kemp’s swing made contact with the mitt of Royals’ catcher Drew Butera.  Plate umpire Lance Barrett ruled the ball dead because it was a […]

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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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Lodged Ball Creates Controversy

The Connecticut Tigers hosted the Vermont Lake Monsters on July 19, 2016 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Ct. The Tigers had Cesar Gonzalez on second and Cole Bauml on first with one out in the bottom of the ninth trailing, 3-1. Josh Lester then hit a ball down the left field line that went under […]

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Runner Who Just Scored Interferes with Play

An interesting example of the interference rule occurred on April 6, 2013, at Citi Field where the Mets hosted the Marlins. In this play it involved a runner who had just crossed the plate. The Marlins’ Juan Pierre ran into Mets’ catcher John Buck after he scored the tying run. In the top of the […]

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Baseline Issue: Running from Second to Third

Excluding rundowns, when a runner is attempting to advance from one base to another, he has no restricted baseline until a tag attempt is made. If a runner anticipates an imminent tag attempt, he can legally divert his basepath. He does not need to stay in a direct line to the base. Once the tag attempt is made, the runner has a direct line to the base he is going to and has three feet in either direction of that line. With that in mind, let’s look at the following play that occurred in the May 15, 2016 game between the Mets and Rockies in Colorado.

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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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Bizarre Play – Passing Runners, Abandonment, or Obstruction?

Perhaps the most bizarre play of the 2015 season occurred at Citi Field on Wednesday night (July 1) where the Mets hosted the Cubs. And in my opinion the umpires did not invoke the proper penalty. From this corner the Mets caught a break. The Mets were batting in the bottom of the eighth with […]

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Pitcher Throws to 2B but No Fielder is Covering

The Yankees hosted the A’s on July 9. In the bottom of the third inning, the Yanks had Jacoby Ellsbury on second and Brett Gardner on first with no outs and Mark Teixeira at the plate. A’s pitcher Jesse Chavez, while in contact with the rubber, wheeled toward second and threw to shortstop Marcus Semien, […]