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Old Thu Mar 01, 2001, 12:16pm
Roger Greene Roger Greene is offline
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Let me seek a bit of advice.

Sitch: R1 and R2, less than 2 outs. Batter hits to right center. R1 and R2 are off on the pitch. BR moving toward 1st base about 1/2 speed. I'm PU. I watch ball hit ground, glance toward 3rd, see R2 touch third. I position myself on 1st base line extended, see BR just short of 1st, take my off her to see R2 touch home, look up and BR has just rounded first. BU has moved inside diamond, seen R1 touch second. F8 makes throw to F5 and BU moves to position to make call. BR pulls up at 2nd base, R1 is safe at 3rd.

F1 receives the ball, and requests a dead ball appeal on BR at 1st to PU. I did not see a touch, so I immediately asked BU if he had the BR missing the touch at first. He did not, and ruled safe.

In post game we talked, and neither of us saw the BR touch first. We both saw her just before and just after rounding the bag. The "touch" at first was at nearly the same time R2 was touching the plate, and BU was moving to make a call at 3rd.

(1) Was I correct in asking BU if he had a missed base on the appeal instead of ruling myself? (He ended up taking a little bit of heat from the coach on the call but nothing major. I still think coach, who was in first base dugout, just saw us occupied with leading runners and was trying to smoke us.)

(2) Anybody have any suggestions on how to pick up the simultanous tags by multiple runners in a 2 man system?

Roger Greene,
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