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Umpire Calls “Time” While Runner Sprints Toward Home

Umpires are allowed to call “Time” under many conditions. But when should an umpire be prohibited from calling “Time?” The top of the ninth inning of the Yankees-Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday turned into one of the most bizarre half innings of the season as multiple rules surfaced on the same play. When […]

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Runner Misses Plate and Catcher Misses Tag

The Cubs and Rockies played at Coors Field on Aug. 19, 2016. The Cubs were batting in the top of the third with runners on first and second and two outs when Anthony Rizzo singled up the middle. Kyle Hendricks, the runner on second, beat the throw home by a few steps but did not […]

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Hidden Ball Trick

The hidden ball trick has been around baseball as long as peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks. Well known players like Juan Uribe (Dodgers) and Matt Carpenter (Cardinals) have been victimized by the rule in recent years. Tigers’ shortstop Jose Iglesias tried to pull off the stunt in the bottom of the fifth inning in Kansas […]