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Old Mon Apr 27, 2009, 10:49am
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Originally Posted by Rich Ives View Post
Contrary to popular opinion, the out on R2 is NOT a force - it's an appeal. Therefore it's a timing play.
Your answer is correct in this instance, but your reasoning is not, since it suggests that an appeal play as such is NEVER a force play.

That's not true. There are 2 kinds of (baserunning) appeal play (I know that you know all this, Rich, but I'm pointing it out for others):

1. A retouch appeal, which is what we have here. Retouch appeals are NEVER force plays, so if there's a play at the plate it would be a time play.

2. A missed base appeal. Missed base appeals ARE force plays when the runner was forced to the base he missed. This factor can come into play when determining whether a given play is a time play.
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