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Discussion: Potential interference

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May 14
Full Count

57 posts
After deliberations I think the call was correct but want to confirm.
Bases loaded one out.
Ground ball to third. Runner going to third from second throws his hands up to cause a bad throw. Runner does not contact the ball or third baseman and makes no attempt to get out of the way. This causes an errant throw that the second baseman cannot catch.
What's the call ?
May 15
B.J.

1108 posts
these type of calls are tough without seeing the actual play.. the runner was where he belonged in the baseline advancing .. defenders want the runner to duck out and leave the base path so they can make the throw .. I have seen many times the runner veer right or left and still get hit.. it is the fielders job to throw over or around the runner .. was the runner trying to protect his head from the thrown ball?? was he jomping in the air?? if the runner never made contact with the thrown ball I "MAY" have no call play on.. the only actual rule to where a runner may not be is running from home to 1st base the last 30' they must be in the running lane and then it's umpire judgment whether he interfered with throw to 1st base.. it's a tough call without seeing the play
May 15
Full Count

57 posts
Runner was about half way between second and third. Runner deliberately threw his hands up to make the throw harder, not for safety or to protect his head. No jumping to my knowledge.
May 15
FTP
Men's 50
16 posts
Based on what you describe, I would think: Dead ball-Closest runner to home is out, everyone else go back to original base, batter/runner to first. Warning to runner interfering with throw. This type of situation is why some will plant the ball directly in their chest! Just saying.
May 15
FTP
Men's 50
16 posts
Just read bases were loaded. Hitter to first advances other runners. Now; bases loaded 2 outs.
May 15
Full Count

57 posts
This is what the umpire called.
Once the umpire realized the runner attempting to interfere with the throw he called a dead ball. Called runner out for interference with the throw and the runner going to second from first out for what he said an assumed out.
Inning over no runs.
May 18
stick8

1992 posts
Although I’d have to see this play to make a definitive call but if it’s as described in the first post I have interference on that runner. Dead ball, that runner is out and the runner closest to home is out. Double play, inning over.
If it was legal for a baserunner to throw his or her hands up like that to interfere with a throw I would think that would be a common occurrence nearly everywhere.
May 18
B.J.

1108 posts
if INT. is called on the runner it's a dead ball .. runner is out .. all base runners except the batter will be returned to their previous base unless forced to advance. If in the umpire’s judgment the runner involved in the play negates a double play, the umpire "MAY" award a second out .. the 2nd out would be where the umpire judged that the out could be made




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