September 03, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 8 comments

Did you notice the umpire end up on the ground trying to get around Vogt?

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:21 AM on September 04

That is fabulous!

posted by bender at 10:33 AM on September 04

Guess I don't know baseball as well as I thought because I thought that once a ball goes foul it's always foul.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:31 PM on September 04

If it comes back fair before 1st base, it's in play.

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04

Also....bender....eponysterical :)

posted by kokaku at 01:07 PM on September 04

Foul ball:

a: a ground ball that passes a base in foul territory.
b: a fly ball that first contacts the ground in foul territory past a base.

Trick question from an umpire's exam: True or False, A hard line drive that strikes second base and rebounds directly into foul territory between home plate and first base is a foul ball.
Answer: False. The ball struck a base before going into foul territory, thus it is a fair ball.

Plate umpire was trying to get into position to help on the call at 1st base. I thought that the 1st base umpire should have moved into foul territory to make the call. Doing that keeps him out of the way of the pitcher or 2nd baseman coming over to cover. We were taught to do this but to be aware of where everyone is.

posted by Howard_T at 07:07 PM on September 04

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