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Old Sun Apr 06, 2008, 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by ironhead17
Believe it or not, I've seen kids thrown out from the backstop. The situation is all very real in my mind and if the catcher's throw has an opportunity to make the play but instead hits the batter who just stood in the way, I'm calling R3 out and moving on. Poor coaching or inattention to this issue results in batter's interference on occasion but it's seldom called.
I have too, on LL fields with the backstop 20' away and runners who can't lead off. I can see a throw having a chance from that distance.

I was thinking of a 90 foot field with the backstop significantly farther away and runners who lead off. A throw from a backstop that is 40-60 feet away (or more on some fields) that hits a batter is a bad throw with no chance of retiring a runner.
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