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Runner’s Lane Interference at 2022 College World Series Changes Everything

Topics: Runner Interference, Runners Lane

In the final game of the 2022 College World Series between Ole Miss and Oklahoma, a video replay enforced the penalty for the violation of runner’s lane interference.  With such a significant game on the line, it was touted as controversial, but applying the rule from the NCAA it is actually a very easy call….

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Batter-Runner Interference

Topics: Expert Analysis, Interference

Play No. 1 The Rangers and A’s played in Oakland on May 26th.  In the bottom of the seventh, Christian Bethancourt was batting with the bases empty and no outs facing Martin Perez. Bethancourt bunted the ball between the mound and the first baseline. Perez fielded the ball and tossed to first baseman Nathaniel Lowe….

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What Happened to the Baseline?

Topics: Baseline, Expert Analysis

Major League Baseball rules have changed and there is no such thing as a “baseline” anymore. Major League Umpire, Greg Gibson and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, Chris Welsh explain how the rule is now about the runners “basepath” in a simple and easy to follow video.

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What is the Runner’s Lane?

Topics: Batter Runner, Expert Analysis, Runners Lane

What exactly is the runner’s lane? Where does the runner’s lane start and end? When does the runner start being required to run within the runner’s lane? What happens if the runner doesn’t stay in the lane and interferences with the play? Major League Umpire, Ted Barrett, and Chris Welsh breakdown these situations and explain…

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Is it Legal for a Baserunner to Block the Throwing Lane?

Topics: Baseline, Fielding, Interference, Pitcher Pick-offs
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All About Obstruction…it Happened in the Major Leagues Again!

Topics: Base Awards, Batter Runner, Definitions, Obstruction, Placing Runners, Runners, Runners Lane

Obstruction Definition Obstruction is the act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball and not in the act of fielding the ball or a throw, impedes the progress of any runner. Contact does not have to be made for the umpire to rule obstruction. There are two types of obstruction Type…

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Did Yadier Molina Interfere by Waving his Hand?

Topics: Batter Runner, Runner Interference, Runners Lane, Uncategorized
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Ask the Rules Guy Episode #1 Rich Marazzi – Runner’s Lane Interference, Obstruction, & more…

Topics: Uncategorized

Rules Expert Rich Marazzi joins Chris Welsh for a lively discussion about runner’s lane interference, obstruction (several different examples) and a crazy MLB home run where the batter that hit the HR didn’t score the run.

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Fall Classic Runner’s Lane Violation

Topics: Batter Runner, Runner Interference, Runners
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