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Old Fri Apr 12, 2002, 09:53pm
greymule greymule is offline
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In safety-conscious Fed, assuming it's a real collision and not just a bump, the runner is out for interference (illegal contact), but not for failure to slide. No rule requires a runner to slide. Sliding is just one option to avoid illegal contact. In real baseball, collisions like the one you describe are simply part of the game. The runner is safe.
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