2020 RIABUA COVID-19 Guidelines for Umpires

RIABUA has issued the following coronavirus safety guidance for umpires for the start of the 2020 season. RIABUA will review and update these guidelines as needed during the season based on the most current medical data and state and local guidelines. REVISED...

WHAT YOU GOT??

NFHS Rules. F8 gloves a ball, stops and surveys the field, and then the ball falls out of his glove. Based on this do you have a catch? Why?

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Rules Question: R1, R2, 1 out. Ball is hit in the air near the 3B foul line. F5 camps under the ball. The umpire should declare what?

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NFHS Rules. Jack is the DH to start the game, for F4. He enters on defense for F4 at the start of the third inning. Does the team retain the DH?

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Rule Question. The batter squares to bunt on a 1-2 count. As he is pulling the bat back to get out of the way of the pitch, it hits the bat and goes foul. Is the batter out or still at the plate?

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NFHS Rules. After the third out, the third base coach visits the pitching mound to talk with his pitcher while he warms up. How would you handle this situation?

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Rules Question: The batter checks his swing. The plate umpire calls “ball.” The catcher asks him to appeal to the base umpire and PU refuses, because BU is in C position. Is he within his rights?

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Rules Question: The batter, seeing a curveball is running inside toward him, literally stands still and does not move in the box, allowing the ball to hit him. Do you award first base? Please cite your rule...

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Rules Question: R2, tagging and headed to third. The throw from F8 gets past F5 and hits the third base coach’s foot in his coaching box, caroming down the LF line. R2 scores. Is there coach’s interference?

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Rules Question: Little League/Cal Ripken Rules: Bases loaded, two outs. The batter bunts in front of the plate, fielded by F2. The base umpire recognizes that the runner on second left early. The batter/runner is safe on a close play at first. R3 scores, R2 advances...
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