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Herrera Miscounts Outs, Throws Ball Into Stands

The Jays and Phils played in Philadelphia on June 16. In the top of the eighth, the Jays had Edwin Encarnacion on first base and one out when Michael Saunders flied to Odubel Herrera in center field. Just as Daniel Nava did in an Arizona spring training game on March 15, Herrera tossed the ball […]

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Runner Interference

Among ballplayers, the subject of who has the right of way is an eternal problem in the game of baseball. Simply stated, the runner must initially give way to the fielder whether the fielder is fielding a ground ball or a fly ball. If a runner or batter-runner interferes with, obstructs, impedes, hinders or confuses […]

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How to Avoid the Tag

The Cubs hosted the Phillies on May 29, 2016. In the top of the fourth, the Phils had Fred Galvis on third and Maikel Franco on first with one out when Tommy Joseph hit a ground ball to second baseman Ben Zobrist. To avoid Zobrist, Franco ran right, 90 degrees away from Zobrist, and was […]

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Umpires Allow a Pitching Substitution in Violation of Rule 5.10 (i)

Rule 5.10 (i) reads, “If a pitcher who is already in the game crosses the foul line on his way to take his place on the pitcher’s plate to start an inning, he shall pitch to the first batter until such batter is putout or reaches first base, unless the batter is substituted for, or […]

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Runners Retouch Base

Just 11 days after Bryce Harper was called out on appeal for failure to retouch second base on his way back to first base, two runners on May 2 were victims of rule 7.10 (b)-Ichiro Suzuki (Marlins) and Anthony Gose (Tigers). In the bottom of the second inning of the Phils-Marlins game in Miami, the […]