The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Baseball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 05:19pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 103
batters interference ?

on both examples, no intent by the batter !

1.) batter swings at a pitch. after he has swung thru, his upper body is over homeplate, but his feed are both still in the battersbox when the catchers throw contacts him over homeplate. batters interference ?

2.) same situation but no swing (outside pitch, batter leant over). batters interference ?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 05:22pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 543
Both situations sound like extraordinary movement inside the batters box to me. Regardless of intent, I'm calling interference on both of them.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 05:24pm
Stop staring at me swan.
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,974
missing a lot of information...if the catcher doesn't try to make a play, you have nothing
__________________
It's like Deja Vu all over again
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 05:28pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 103
sorry,
the catcher was playing against a runner.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 05:30pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,057
Send a message via Yahoo to UmpJM
Cool

Bruno,

In both situations, this is batter interference. Intent is NOT required for batter interference.

(johnnyg, he said "the catcher's throw contacted the batter")

JM
__________________
Finally, be courteous, impartial and firm, and so compel respect from all.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 05:32pm
Stop staring at me swan.
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,974
you are correct...i reread scenario #1 and saw it there...my oversight
__________________
It's like Deja Vu all over again
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 05:33pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 103
thanks :-)
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 06:02pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,491
Send a message via AIM to RPatrino Send a message via Yahoo to RPatrino
In my experience we tend to NOT call BI or Obstruction as often as we should!! In both cases this is BI.
__________________
Bob P.

-----------------------
We are stewards of baseball. Our customers aren't schools or coaches or conferences. Our customer is the game itself.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Fri Mar 14, 2008, 06:13pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 18,026
Quote:
Originally Posted by _Bruno_
on both examples, no intent by the batter !

1.) batter swings at a pitch. after he has swung thru, his upper body is over homeplate, but his feed are both still in the battersbox when the catchers throw contacts him over homeplate. batters interference ?

2.) same situation but no swing (outside pitch, batter leant over). batters interference ?
As a general rule of thumb -- if the motion you describe is the same as we see many batters makes when there's not a runner stealing, then the motion is *probably* legal. After all, a "normal" swing or a close look at an outside pitch might result in part of the body being over the plate.

If the motion you describe is more than that, it' *probably* interference.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Batters Box rottiron01 Softball 1 Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:13pm
Where did my batters box go??? baldgriff Softball 4 Mon Mar 27, 2006 08:22pm
Batters box Roger Bridges Softball 13 Sun Jan 02, 2005 08:50am
Out of Batters Box CD_Ump Softball 9 Wed Jun 09, 2004 05:54am
Batters Box sprivitor Softball 2 Wed May 28, 2003 11:08pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25pm.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1