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Old Fri Feb 03, 2012, 11:10am
bob jenkins bob jenkins is offline
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Originally Posted by dash_riprock View Post
I share your dilemma Bob. And generally, I loathe countermanding the literal rule. But I can't see penalizing the defense (negating an opportunity for an out) for an act by the umpire when clearly the intent of the rule is to nullify the act.

And since the NCAA says its baseball rules "essentially are the same as for professional baseball," I consider this difference to be an uncaught typo.
In the play on the test, R1 is stealing, PU interferes, the ball is thrown into center field, R1 is then thrown out trying for third. So, negating the play would penalize the defense.
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