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How a Catch is Defined

The ridiculous catch rule surfaced in Tuesday night’s White Sox-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. With Adam Eaton on base and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Jose Abreu hit a shot to right-center field that Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts gathered in his glove just before leaping into the short wall and tumbling into the Boston bullpen. Although originally ruled an out, replay showed the ball rolling out of Betts’…

The ridiculous catch rule surfaced in Tuesday night’s White Sox-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. With Adam Eaton on base and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Jose Abreu hit a shot to right-center field that Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts gathered in his glove just before leaping into the short wall and tumbling into the Boston bullpen. Although originally ruled an out, replay showed the ball rolling out of Betts’…

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...of the ball after he fell to the ground, with less than two outs the catch would count and Eaton would be awarded one base.

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