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- Oct 31, 2013
Scared of going to Hudson?
But what is the reason. His left foot was on the bag. Right leg in foul territory. He beat the throw. In what way did he interfere with anything?I get that the call pisses people off. The call isn't made a lot but when it is people always get pissed. Fans, coaches and players. It seems like a chickenshit rule but they came up with it for a reason.
Upon further review (slow-mo vids on twitter), every single one of his steps was fully inside the foul line, except for the last one that touched the base. So Jon Abbey deserves at least a partial apology on that count.Rule 5.09 (a)(11) Comment (Rule 6.05(k) Comment): The lines marking the three-foot lane are a part of that lane and a batter-runner is required to have both feet within the three-foot lane or on the lines marking the lane. The batter-runner is permitted to exit the three-foot lane by means of a step, stride, reach or slide in the immediate vicinity of first base for the sole purpose of touching first base.
(bolding mine)(11) In running the last half of the distance from home base to first base, while the ball is being fielded to first base, he runs outside (to the right of ) the three-foot line, or inside (to the left of ) the foul line, and in the umpire’s judgment in so doing interferes with the fielder taking the throw at first base, in which case the ball is dead; except that he may run outside (to the right of ) the three-foot line or inside (to the left of ) the foul line to avoid a fielder attempting to field a batted ball;
If interested, a great commentary here. It was a much closer call because the ball didn’t hit the runner. But most umps say that one was wrong. This is why Smoltz says try to hit the runner. But this is a great discussion to understand the rule.
Thank you, yes. That's the exact play I was thinking of. It seemed clearly to be interference to me.
Yup.Slows you down and risks injury. Especially when trying to land on a raised bag. I still don’t understand why they use bags and not plates for all the bases.
My Q: under what possible conditions might we see Strasburg tomorrow assuming he doesn't work hard in the 9th?At 102 pitches. Why not?
sometimes it gets lonely out thereI still talk about the Will Middlebrooks play every day.
At least now we are talking about the correct question.Nobody will change your mind nor JAs. But judgement calls like that which are infrequently made are strange to make on this stage. Furthermore, the throw was clearly bad (you never want your 1B to catch the ball on the foul line side of the bag obviously) and Turner was already past Gurriel when the ball got there.
I don't think anyone is arguing that you are interpreting the rule incorrectly - at least I am not - just that its odd to call it there and especially with a bad throw. Turner did not really interfere with the play.