December 30, 2010
This one’s a judgment call, but we’d lean towards “Interference!”
The on-deck batter is allowed to be in the circle, but if he is involved in a play (ex: the ball hits him or he has to vacate space for a defender), the umpire has to judge whether or not his interference is intentional or unintentional. If it’s unintentional (i.e. he tries to jump out of the way, and the ball still hits him), interference isn’t called.
Because he peeked up and saw the fly ball headed his way, and he still obstructed the C’s path to the ball, the umpire has the authority to make the call that would nullify the interference. In the case of an easy fly ball, the batter is out. (Rules 3.15, 7.09j)
December 30, 2010
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December 29, 2010
Runner on 3rd. The batter hits to short center, and the runner bolts for home. The throw from the CF beats the runner by several feet, so the runner tries to slide around the catcher. He not only avoids the tag, but he also misses the base! On the other side of the plate, the runner gets up, jukes a few attempted tags from the C and returns to touch home. What’s the call?
December 23, 2010
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