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Old Thu Aug 01, 2019, 09:41am
Manny A Manny A is offline
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Originally Posted by Rich Ives View Post
So if he's stuck on such a strict interpretation, ask him where the penalty for removal is specified.
Oh, believe me, there were plenty of comments in response to his post asking him what the rule specified as a penalty. He just kept skirting the questions by insisting the rule makes it mandatory that the helmet/mask stay on. A couple of folks asked him if he was a troll just trying to get people stirred up, but he seemed pretty adamant with his understanding of the rule.

I was going to ask him if a fielder dropped his/her glove on the ground and still managed to catch a pop fly in his/her bare hands, what would he call.
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