Thread: OBS & overslide
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Old Tue Jul 26, 2005, 12:31pm
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I think the "forced slide" is possibly an issue if the OBS occurs right at the base.
I think it is unlikely that a runner would slide rather than stumble, take extra steps or trip if s/he had not intended to slide anyway.
But that does not resolve the question, it just changes it to falling/stumbling past the base. Or is that different? I think so.

It might be moot anyway as most seemed to agree that the Japanese runner tagged out at home in the WC Final was not obstructed as she slid 3-4 feet to the side of the plat trying to avoid the U.S.A. catcher.
Officiating takes more than OJT.
It's not our jobs to invent rulings to fit our personal idea of what should and should not be.
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