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Old Sat Jul 19, 2003, 11:01am
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Hi there,

I have a question about the Foul Tip:
Is there a case where the ball is dead or does it stay live in every case?

Greez
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Old Sat Jul 19, 2003, 11:28am
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You asked........



.......so here's my opinion.
If it's a true foul tip, it would have to be a live ball in every situation. Otherwise, it would only be a foul ball.
I just can't envision a scenario where a foul tip could result in a dead ball.
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Old Sat Jul 19, 2003, 08:28pm
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Originally posted by Gorkes
Hi there,

I have a question about the Foul Tip:
Is there a case where the ball is dead or does it stay live in every case?

Greez
Gorkes
The (OBR) definition of "Foul Tip" includes the phrase "the ball is in play."
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Old Sat Jul 19, 2003, 09:17pm
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a foul tip means that the ball went from the bat directly into the catchers glove, making it a live ball just as if the batter did not touch the ball with his bat. if, however the catcher does not catch the ball, it is a foul ball and not a foul tip. many people say "of he just hit a foul tip off the backstop" when it is actually a foul ball.

i had the situation earlier today where there was a real "foul tip" as R1 steals 2nd base. he is safe, and as I say that te crowd erupts saying it was a "foul ball" and that the runner had to go back. only me, the catcher, and the defense's head coach knew that it was a live ball. parents are screaming, the defense's assitant coaches are insiting that I am wrong and I am keeping a runner on 2nd base who shouldnt be there, R1's coach is screaming "get back, it was a foul ball" and people are just being complete idiots.
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Old Mon Jul 21, 2003, 05:29am
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Well thanks,
that's what I thought, but I was asked this question and could not give another answer so I wanted to insure if I am right...
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