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Batter-Runner Interference

Rule 5.09 (a) (11): Retiring the Batter The Mariners and Red Sox played at Safeco Field on August 1, 2016. In the bottom of the sixth, Shawn O’Malley dribbled a ground ball in front of the plate. Sox catcher Sandy Leon threw to first baseman Hanley Ramirez. The throw hit off O’Malley, who advanced to third base. But home plate ump Mike Estabrook called O’Malley out for interference. M’s manager Scott Servais argued to no avail….

Rule 5.09 (a) (11): Retiring the Batter The Mariners and Red Sox played at Safeco Field on August 1, 2016. In the bottom of the sixth, Shawn O’Malley dribbled a ground ball in front of the plate. Sox catcher Sandy Leon threw to first baseman Hanley Ramirez. The throw hit off O’Malley, who advanced to third base. But home plate ump Mike Estabrook called O’Malley out for interference. M’s manager Scott Servais argued to no avail….

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...should be automatically out. This would clean up this problem very quickly and make life easier for all. This should not take much retraining for runners.

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