Rule Book 101: Unintentional Interference by a Wayward Bat Boy

In his latest rule book interpretation, Brandon Magee looks at the rules that apply when a bat boy interferes with a ball or a ballplayer in play
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Rule Book 101: The 10 Foot Strikeout

Brandon Magee explains why a pitch that slipped out of a pitcher's hand and rolled toward the first base line was ruled strike three.
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Rule Book 101: The Wild Hit by Pitch Strikeout

Brandon Magee examines a play in which the umpires got the call on the field wrong, and the replay reviewers were equally confused.

Rule Book 101: The Second Base Slide by Ian Happ

Brandon Magee looks closely at the MLB rule book to see what went wrong with the Ian Happ slide that resulted in a double play.
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Rule Book 101: The Juggling Catcher

Brandon Magee breaks down the rules that govern a catch in the case of the juggling catcher, where GCU backstop Griffin Barnes made a fantastic grab.

Rule Book 101: An Infield Fly Triple Play

Baseball has been America’s national pastime for well over a century and a half. Yet it still provides long-time spectators with events that they have never seen before – or will again. Sometimes, a bad defensive play becomes three...

Rulebook 101: Blood on the Mound

Baseball is a unique sport filled with situations that you may only see once every few years, if at all. Umpires must be prepared to rule on these situations in real time, but we have our own expert to rely upon. Brandon...

Rulebook 101: Bryan Price’s Replay Revelation

Brandon Magee explains why Bryan Price needed to be more decisive when challenging a walk-off double by Yadier Molina.
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SoSH Glossary: Guarding the Lines

Guarding the lines is a strategy used typically in the late innings of a close ballgame in order to defend against a ball pulled down the foul lines.

Rulebook 101: Tie Baseball Games

Brandon Magee explains the rare occurrences that make tie baseball games possible.

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