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?
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 set!
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?
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...
Rules Question: R2 and R3, 1 out. Line drive to LF. In an effort to keep the ball from going to the fence, F7 removes his glove and tosses it at the ball, but it does not touch the ball. Does the umpire need to make a ruling?
Rules Question: R2, 2 out. High pop up near third. F5 settles under the ball. As R2 jogs by him, he yells “I got it!” and F5 drops the ball, allowing the batter/runner to reach and R2 to take third. Is this interference?
Rules Question: The batter squares and puts his bat over the plate and never moves it as the pitch comes in outside. The umpire calls a strike on the bunt attempt. Is the umpire correct?
Rules Question: R3. The pitcher, from the rubber, makes a snap throw to third followed by a step to third. Has he balked?
Rules Question: R1 and R3, 2 out. Ground ball to F4. R1 is tagged out before reaching second base. But R3 crossed the plate before the tag was applied. Is this a time play? and does the run counts?
Rules Question: R1, 1 out. Line drive to CF is trapped by F8. R1 rounds second but thinks it was caught and retreats halfway back to first. His 1B coach then yells it was dropped. F8 throws to second just prior to R1’s re-arrival. Is this a force out?