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.

Rulebook 101: When Beer Cans Rain from the Crowd

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: Luke Maille’s Botched Tag on Dustin Pedroia

Brandon Magee explains why Dustin Pedroia was ruled safe at home despite Luke Maille's tag.

Rulebook 101: Unconventional Force Play at First

Brandon Magee explains why a force play at first was called correctly after the application of instant replay and the rulebook.

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