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Red Sox Confused about Running Lane Rule

The Mariners and Red Sox played at Safeco on March 29 when this odd double play occurred. The Red Sox had the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning and one out when Eduardo Nunez hit a slow roller up the first base line that was fielded by pitcher Cory Gearrin, who proceeded […]

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Jason Heyward Called for Batter Runner Interference

Before we look at a couple of recent batter-runner interference plays, let’s review the provisions and “interpretations” that cover rule 5.09 (a) (11) and the 45-foot long, 3-foot wide runner’s box that has been around since 1881. Keep in mind that the rule is designed to protect the fielder “taking” the throw, not “making” the […]

Insider Report

The First 45 Feet from Home to First are Valuable Real Estate

If the batter-runner runs out of the box the last 45 feet between home and first base, he runs the risk of being called out for interference if he interferes with the first baseman (or second baseman) who is “taking” the throw, usually from the pitcher or catcher. However, when the first baseman is “making” […]

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Baseline Rules to Know

During our spring training presentations I emphasized how the runner makes his own baseline. Until there is a tag attempt, the runner is on his own. The rule reads, “… A runner’s base path is established when the tag attempt occurs and is a straight line from the runner to the base he is attempting […]