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Discussion: Flip Flop rule

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May 29
RayRizz

1 posts
Just a question it happened to our team twice and I want peoples opinion on it , we had a umpire apply the flip flop rule while our team was up 10+ runs are issue was this was during pool play which runs differential matter. We ended up winning by 4 runs in a open inning because we became home and forfeited our at bats we all know in pool play runs matter so curious if any teams has had this happen to them.
May 29
Dbax
Men's 65
2112 posts
It’s not run differential. It’s runs given up.
June 3
Scott Harder
Men's 60
63 posts
The flip-flop rule is a good way to keep things from getting out of hand. No reason to spend another 20 minutes piling on. However, it is still a potential penalty to the team that was originally the visitors if there is a tie in runs allowed and it rolls to other criteria. But mostly, it's a benefit for the team who was originally the home team as their opponent just lost an inning of potential run scoring. It's the same effect on the team that was originally the visitors as being the home team from the beginning. It does happen once in a while, not super rare.
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