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Chris Carter Runs Out of Baseline

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

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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Batter-Catcher Interference

Batter Interference Whenever the batter interferes following a strikeout and the catcher is attempting to make a play on a runner, the runner being played on is called out as well. Plate umpire Jim Wolff called Ben Zobrist out for batter interference in the top of the first inning of Game Four of the 2015 […]

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2015 Royals Almost Pull Off 4-Out Inning

A confusing play that led to multiple challenges occurred in the top of the seventh inning of the September 27, 2015 game between the Indians and Royals at Kansas City. With runners on the corners and one out, Lonnie Chisenhall lined out to Royals’ pitcher Ryan Madson, who quickly flipped the ball to first baseman […]