I’m looking for some insight into the rundown on Sunday May 6th between Omar Vizquel and Shane Victorino.
From Tuesdays SF Chronicle:
Rundown redux: Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel was correct in suspecting the Phillies’ Shane Victorino purposely collided with him during a rundown Sunday night. The umpires called obstruction on Vizquel, citing a new rule allowing runners to “establish their own baseline,” and Victorino slithered away safely.
“Running into him was my only escape,” he told Philadelphia reporters. “Once I saw him release the ball, I said, ‘I’m going right for him to try to get an interference call.’ Fortunately, I got it.”
In the NY Times article on Monday… it mention that Omar said he was given the “establish their own baseline,” excuse for the obstruction call from the umpire, I thought he was beings sarcastic… seems to be Omar’s kind of humor… but haven’t been able to find any concrete info on the rule.