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Official Baseball Rules: Ball Lodged in Fence

May 6, 2011


Not often will a ball lodge in the outfield fence, and certainly not twice in a single night. But that is exactly what happened in two Major League games this week. In one such game, our crew was working in Kansas City, a ball was hit and subsequently lodged in the lower portion of the [...]

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Keep Your Eye Everlastingly on the Ball

April 14, 2011


Obstruction can be one of the most misidentified and least understood rules in baseball. A fielder can be guilty of obstructing a runner and only a split second later, he is the victim of interference by the runner (NOTE: whether the fielder was “in the act of fielding the ball” is a determining factor). Obstruction [...]

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