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Old Mon Mar 21, 2005, 03:46pm
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Originally posted by debeau
The players throwing the ball back to the base are doing so because they know the runner had left before the ball was first touched and that the runner cant do this .
I have chatted with numerous players and coaches after the game as to this and all were unaware that it was an appeal .Logically we cant give an out if the players dont know that it is an appeal play even though you think that the act of throwing the ball back is enough ....
You are arguing semantics here. They may not be aware that the term for what they are doing is technically an appeal, however, they understand the logic for doing it. This is plain and simply a successful live ball appeal. If you don't award the out, then you are splitting hairs, and for the wrong reason.

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