Insider Report(view all)

Baez Baseline

The Giants hosted the Cubs on May 22, 2016. The Cubs’ Javy Baez led off the top of the eighth inning with a slow roller to first baseman Brandon Belt, who fielded the ball and tried to tag Baez and missed. But first base umpire Dana DeMuth called Baez out for running out of the baseline. The call was a crucial one since the Cubs were trailing 1-0 at the time and Baez would have…

The Giants hosted the Cubs on May 22, 2016. The Cubs’ Javy Baez led off the top of the eighth inning with a slow roller to first baseman Brandon Belt, who fielded the ball and tried to tag Baez and missed. But first base umpire Dana DeMuth called Baez out for running out of the baseline. The call was a crucial one since the Cubs were trailing 1-0 at the time and Baez would have…

The rest of this Insider Report is unavailable and locked for non-members.

...possible by making a tag attempt even if the runner is not in close proximity. It is the tag attempt that restricts the runner’s baseline.

Coming soon: We're working to bring you related content across this site.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply