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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

MLB considers rule change on takeout slides | MLB.com

Instant replay stinks.This is just one example.

One play that has received a lot of scrutiny is when a runner slides into a base safely but is then called out when his foot loses contact with the base for a split-second.

“We accepted certain things over the years, but when a camera shows you that the glove is on the guy’s leg and he’s not on the bag, how can you say he’s safe?” he said. “It’s not my favorite play and I know [Rules Committee member] Jimmy Leyland has been trying to put wording together to try to eliminate that type of thing. But it’s really hard for me to say it’s OK to be safe if you’re not on the bag and the glove is tagging [you].

“Again, we’ll have that conversation and we’ll continue to have that conversation and if somebody sort of sheds a little light on it, something that makes sense, we may do something about it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 09, 2015 at 07:01 AM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: rules of play

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MLB to review runners coming off base on tag plays

Since the start of expanded video review for the 2014, more runners have been called out after fielder’s press their gloves against them, hoping they will come off the base for a split second during or after their slide.

“I’ve talked to a number of managers about that, and in a lot of ways they feel it’s unfair,” Joe Torre, MLB’s chief baseball officer, said Wednesday. “And yet when you’re dealing with replay and dealing with technology, it is what it is. If there’s a separation and his glove, the ball is on the runner, you can’t ignore that.”

Zach Posted: November 15, 2015 at 12:31 PM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: common sense, instant replay, rules of play

 

 

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