Royals

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Did Bobby Witt Jr. Overslide? Or Was He Pushed Off the Bag?

Topics: Expert Analysis, Runners

The Royals hosted the Yankees on April 29, 2022,  when an explosive argument developed in the second inning that led to Royals’ manager Mike Matheny’s ejection. Here’s what happened. Bobby Witt Jr. was on second base with one out when he tried to get and early jump and steal third. Nestor Cortes who was on…

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What is Runner Abandonment?

Topics: Base, Runners, Runners Passing Runners

  Before getting to the plays in this report, it’s important to outline the two rules that the umpires had to reference in making their decision.     Runner Abandonment: Rule 5.09 (b) (1) and (2) Comment The rule reads, “If a runner leaves his base path and heads for his dugout or his position believing…

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Red Sox Catcher Nabbed on Detached Equipment Rule

Topics: Catcher, Equipment, Official Baseball Rules, Placing Runners, Rule of the Week, Video - Fielder
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Chris Carter Runs Out of Baseline

Topics: Baseline, Latest News, Runners

The Yankees-Royals game on Tuesday night ended with a running out of the baseline/DP. With one out and Chris Carter on first base, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a ground ball to second baseman Whit Merrifield, who made progress toward Carter after fielding the ball. The moment Merrifield ran in the direction of Carter, his baseline was…

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Red Sox Catcher Nabbed for Detached Equipment Rule Violation

Topics: Balk, Base Awards, Batter's Box, Catcher, Catcher Interference, Equipment, Latest News, Official Baseball Rules

You cannot assume your players know even the most basic rules. Take what happened at Fenway Park on May 1, 2018,  when the Red Sox hosted the Royals. In the top of the 10th inning with the score tied 3-3, the Royals had runners on first and second and two outs when Sox catcher Christian…

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