kidgenius: Did they draft the third baseman straight out of little league or something? Why the hell was he not on the bag and the whole infield shifted over?
ScouserDuck: No attempt to even try and keep that runner honest.
justabitdisturbed: I love straight steals of home. They are few and far between, but they always make me smile. The Orioles should be embarrassed that a rook pulled the wool over their eyes like that.
JohnBigBootay: ScouserDuck: No attempt to even try and keep that runner honest.No need to. For the runner to be far enough away to get picked off the third baseman can beat him to the bag from his normal position if they are going to try to pick him off.
stir22: justabitdisturbed: I love straight steals of home. They are few and far between, but they always make me smile. The Orioles should be embarrassed that a rook pulled the wool over their eyes like that.me too. one of the most exciting plays in baseball. hell, maybe THE most exciting play. also love it when there's a grounder to third or ss, and a runner on third, and he goes.....and the play at the plate!!!
thecpt: Rules question, was that a pitch? What's the call if a runner interferes?
KickahaOta: But it doesn't seem like they called Rule 5.09(h) either
KickahaOta: They didn't call Rule 6.05(n), because they counted the run
skozlaw: KickahaOta: But it doesn't seem like they called Rule 5.09(h) eitherIt wasn't a pitch, he was in neither the windup nor the set position. He simply turned and threw to the catcher when he realized what was happening.KickahaOta: They didn't call Rule 6.05(n), because they counted the runYou can see in the first replay (especially if you pause it just as the ball enters the top of the zoomed frame) that the ball is nowhere near the strike zone. Had it been a pitch it would have hit the batter.
skozlaw: It was not a pitch, it was a throw to the base like any other,
dukeblue219: What happens if the batter swings?
dukeblue219: dukeblue219: What happens if the batter swings?Or, for a more realistic scenario, if the batter bunts on a particularly-aggressive suicide squeeze attempt? What if he bunts it foul, is it still a strike? If nothing else I know it would be a heck of a discussion on the field...
cefm: In pro, the 3rd baseman isn't the one preventing this from happening. It's the pitcher, with the catcher and 1st baseman giving him cues.You don't "hold" by putting a man on 3rd base behind him - all that does is screw up your defensive fielding spacing (based on the hitter at the plate).
King Something: CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!
dukeblue219: skozlaw: It was not a pitch, it was a throw to the base like any other,What happens if the batter swings?
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