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Thursday, September 11, 2014

One day in, the new “clarification” on the collision rule seems to have already been messed up

How that isn’t a plate block I have no idea. This was not one of those “the runner is out by 20 feet” plays the clarification is aimed at changing. This was going to be a close play if Drew had a chance to slide into the plate. But where was Stephen Drew supposed to go?

After the game, Joe Girardi said that, if the calls are going to be like that, his instructions to his base runners would be “Run him over. Bottom line: Run him over.”

I watched this a few times, I have no idea what the right call is anymore.  Hanigan is blocking the plate.  The throw beats him by a fair margin.  “Clearly beaten”?  Who knows.  I can’t wait for this rule to decide a playoff game.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 11, 2014 at 03:37 AM | 31 comment(s)
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