RULES QUESTION

Rules Question 8-14-2019: R1 and R2, 2 out. Batter hits a home run over the left field fence. R2 misses home plate. R1 touches home plate. Batter/runner touches home plate. Following the batter/runner touching home R2 then realizes and corrects it. The defense appeals...

RULES QUESTION

Rules Question 8-8-2019: The batter, seeing a curve-ball 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 set!

RULES QUESTIONS

8-5-19 Rules Question of the WEEK: 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?

Hyperbole Abound over Boston ejections

It seems each time MLB umpire Angel Hernandez works home plate, there’s a bevy of tweets and comments from members of the media labeling him the “worst umpire in baseball.” After Hernandez ejected Rangers manager Chris Woodward on Tuesday for arguing his enforcement...

Strike Zone Disconnect

Ever since the invention of the little box on your television screen that charts balls and strikes over live baseball action, every fan is an expert on the strike zone. Just try searching Twitter for “umpire” on any given night and you’ll come across...

Join RIABUA!

New umpire classes offered in spring and summer. Contact Bob Rushton at 508-840-8725 or riabua1@hotmail.com to express your interest. We service local leagues in Southeastern Massachusetts ages 8-18. Assignments available for Spring Baseball, Summer Tournaments, and...

Early examples of new NCAA HBP Rule

Over the past few weeks, the NCAA’s new HBP rule has come into play in multiple games. On Tuesday, enforcement of the rule resulted in the final out of a game between the University of Texas and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Under the new 2019 rule, a...

Balk or Not?

Two videos of pitchers’ pickoff moves have sparked much conversation on Twitter in the past week. Check them out below and let us know on our Facebook page: Balk or Not? Picked off to END the game! 📹 @HailStateBBpic.twitter.com/lKmwe0zsgS — NCAA Baseball...

Spring Training: Umpire rotation play

MLB Spring Training is underway, which means members of the big league umpiring staff are getting back to work. Check out this interesting rotation play from the first week of games: No Umpire at Home Plate (Video) In a game between the Mets and Astros, the umpires...

Video of the Day: Infield Fly… if fair

Here is one that many of us may have to learn through experience… an infield fly that appears obviously fair may turn out to be anything but that. If a ball is hit in the air in front of the first or third base bags, there’s always a chance it will roll...
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