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Bizarre Play – Passing Runners, Abandonment, or Obstruction?

Perhaps the most bizarre play of the 2015 season occurred at Citi Field on Wednesday night (July 1) where the Mets hosted the Cubs. And in my opinion the umpires did not invoke the proper penalty. From this corner the Mets caught a break. The Mets were batting in the bottom of the eighth with one out and runners on second (Daniel Murphy) and third (Ruben Tejada). Darrell Ceciliani attempted a suicide squeeze, but missed…

Perhaps the most bizarre play of the 2015 season occurred at Citi Field on Wednesday night (July 1) where the Mets hosted the Cubs. And in my opinion the umpires did not invoke the proper penalty. From this corner the Mets caught a break. The Mets were batting in the bottom of the eighth with one out and runners on second (Daniel Murphy) and third (Ruben Tejada). Darrell Ceciliani attempted a suicide squeeze, but missed…

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...have scored and Murphy would have remained at third.

Defensively, fielders without the ball in a rundown must vacate the basepath to prevent an obstruction violation.

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