Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hey Blue! - Umpiring Myths and Truths

MYTH - When over-running first base, the batter-runner must veer to the right into foul territory.

TRUTH - The batter-runner may cross first base and veer in any direction, provided the runner makes no attempt (not even a feint) to advance to second. After overrunning or over-sliding first base, the runner is required to return to the base immediately.

MYTH - The batter may not switch batter's from one batter's box to the other after two strikes.

TRUTH - The batter may switch from one batter's box to the other at any time, except when the pitcher is set and is ready to deliver the pitch.

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