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Slide Rule on Potential Double Plays

The new slide rule has been an expected source of controversy the first week of the season. And I expect it will continue for a time. The Nationals and Braves opened the season in Atlanta on April 4, 2016. With the scored tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Nick Markakis drew a leadoff walk. Hector Olivera followed with a grounder that was too slow for the Nationals to turn two. But a double play was awarded…

The new slide rule has been an expected source of controversy the first week of the season. And I expect it will continue for a time. The Nationals and Braves opened the season in Atlanta on April 4, 2016. With the scored tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Nick Markakis drew a leadoff walk. Hector Olivera followed with a grounder that was too slow for the Nationals to turn two. But a double play was awarded…

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...call what they see until there are adjustments to the rule.

As Rasmus indicated, the responsibility will be with the runner to make a legal slide.

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