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Neighborhood Play Defined

The Yankees and Indians played in New York on Aug. 22. With runners at the corners and one out in the third inning, Michael Brantley chopped into a 3-6 fielder’s choice. On the play, the throw from Yankees’ first baseman Greg Bird appeared to force Yankees’ shortstop Didi Gregorius off the bag at second before he caught the ball. Indians’ manager Terry Francona engaged second base umpire Dan Iassogna hoping for a crew-chief review, but…

The Yankees and Indians played in New York on Aug. 22. With runners at the corners and one out in the third inning, Michael Brantley chopped into a 3-6 fielder’s choice. On the play, the throw from Yankees’ first baseman Greg Bird appeared to force Yankees’ shortstop Didi Gregorius off the bag at second before he caught the ball. Indians’ manager Terry Francona engaged second base umpire Dan Iassogna hoping for a crew-chief review, but…

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...case studies, there is precedent to review the neighborhood play. Managers should use this as documentation, if necessary.
  • Some say the “neighborhood play” should be eliminated.
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