Thread: OBS & overslide
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Old Tue Jul 26, 2005, 09:10am
baldgriff baldgriff is offline
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Originally posted by IRISHMAFIA

This is an out. Those trying to sell the "she made me slide" theory may believe they are doing the correct thing, but I don't believe there is much support in the rules to back it up.
Not trying to sell it, just saying that it is a possibility and there are times where the spirit of the rule rather than the letter of the rule is important.

If the runner had voluntarily rounded 3rd and got put out trying to return - I call an out. Some of this is judgement and if the runner was forced into a situation because of an obstruction I am giving that player the benefit of the doubt (if in my judgement it is warranted).

In most instances an out would be the appropriate call. Im just saying that sometimes we have to use our judgement in some situations and make decisions based on the "you had to be there to see it" moment.
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