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DennyDoyle'sBoil

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I think he might have been starting his jump to try and bat down the wild throw. So, Villar is called out for keeping Devers from getting the ground ball, but Travis is fine with knocking into a catcher trying to adjust to a bad throw.
I think the rule only protects one fielder for interference. The one best able to play the ball. Also, the rule is different on batted balls and thrown balls. That was at best a no call train wreck and theoretically even fielder obstruction to me.
 

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X always signals safe when it’s a l close play and I have to think it slows him down at least a tiny bit
 

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Do MLB catchers not wear cups? I know it would still hurt but he reacted like he had no protection.
 

strek1

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Do MLB catchers not wear cups? I know it would still hurt but he reacted like he had no protection.
Not enough against a direct hit like that. If he had no cup he would be in an ambulance right now. (Unfortunately I speak from experience)
 

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Do MLB catchers not wear cups? I know it would still hurt but he reacted like he had no protection.
Given the design and the need for flexibility, it may have just caught him where the protection wasn't.

The O's are so snakebit...
 

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Do MLB catchers not wear cups? I know it would still hurt but he reacted like he had no protection.
As someone who’s been hit with a puck wearing a cup at a much lower velocity than a foul tip of an MLB pitch, it’s still excruciatingly painful.
 

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Ouch! Those groans were chilling.
Courtesy injury substitutes seems like the most no-brainer, time-saving, player-helping rule change MLB could make. Put the backup out there for the rest of the inning without it being a formal substitution, who has a problem with that?
 

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Wasn't it Caleb Joseph of the Orioles who got hit in the cup and wound up with season-ending surgery?