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Old Sun Jun 02, 2019, 06:43am
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Originally Posted by Manny A View Post
This is why I like the NCAA rule on obstruction. They have a stipulation that if a runner is more than halfway to the next base when the umpire kills play due to the obstructed runner being put out, she is advanced to that next base. If not, then she is returned to her previous base unless forced.

Not sure why other sanctions don't have similar language in their obstruction rule.
I don't agree with that language. What if a runner is more than half way to a base where the OBS was just tagged out? You are going to award a runner not affected by the OBS a base to which they would most likely be put out?

Originally Posted by Big Slick View Post
It used to be, it was called "the rule of thumb." I can't remember when it was deleted, but it was there when I started, circa 1995.
This was the interpretation offered long before 95.
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