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Old Wed Oct 07, 2020, 08:19am
Manny A Manny A is offline
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Originally Posted by robbie View Post
My 2 cents.
Barring intent, itís never interference if one is hit by a thrown ball.
Runner at third, no outs. Fly ball to center. F8 makes the catch. Retired batter trots across the diamond to go into her dugout on the third-base side while F8 throws home to make a play on the tagging runner. Ball hits the retired batter when she's between the circle and home plate.

She showed no real intent to interfere. Giving her the benefit of the doubt, she really just unknowingly put herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. But she prevented the throw from getting to F2 to make a play on the runner. Is this interference? You betcha.
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