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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 01:34pm
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Inteference By Batter On SAC Bunt (Video)

BR sac bunt attempt. Ball bounces up in the air off of the plate towards 3rd base line. Batter freezes in batter's box as catcher starts to go after the ball. Catcher runs into batter still in the box .

Is the batter/runner out for interference?

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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 06:11pm
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Sounds like a simple scramble/unscramble to me.
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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 07:02pm
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Dan Iassogna call it INT.

Kemp out on interference | MLB.com


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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 07:15pm
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Dan Iassogna call it INT.

Kemp out on interference | MLB.com
He didn't freeze, though; he moved out in front of the catcher.
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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 07:43pm
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Unlike Tim C, it sounds like INT to me. If the batter had a chance to start running and didn't, then he's liable for interference.
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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 07:49pm
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Unlike Tim C, it sounds like INT to me. If the batter had a chance to start running and didn't, then he's liable for interference.
That's what I would have.
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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 08:01pm
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It was not a sac bunt either, just a ball batted in front of the plate which went up the air, and Kemp stepped in front of the catcher and just watched the ball.
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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 09:01pm
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The same thing happened to Johnny Cueto today on a sac bunt in Reds vs Pirates. In this case he really didn't have time to start running.
Cueto out on batter interference | MLB.com


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Old Wed Apr 16, 2014, 09:08pm
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The same thing happened to Johnny Cueto today on a sac bunt in Reds vs Pirates. In this case he really didn't have time to start running.
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If he has time to track the ball off the bat, he has time to start running.

INT.
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If he has time to track the ball off the bat, he has time to start running.

INT.
Wow, what "time to track"? He started to looked up to see if the ball might go fair or foul, and almost simultaneously the catcher ran into his back. I've got a tangle/untangle on this one.

Kemp's was pretty obvious. He looked up and then stepped in front of the catcher.
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Old Thu Apr 17, 2014, 07:33am
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The same thing happened to Johnny Cueto today on a sac bunt in Reds vs Pirates. In this case he really didn't have time to start running.
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Yes, he did. The batter is protected on the "tangle-untangle" if he nearly immediately starts to first when the ball is batted. Standing there takes away the protection.
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Wow, what "time to track"? He started to looked up to see if the ball might go fair or foul, and almost simultaneously the catcher ran into his back.
Exactly. He looked up and didn't run. This is INT.
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Old Thu Apr 17, 2014, 10:58am
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If you stand there and watch the ball or you freeze after a bunt, instead of running to first, then I go along with Tim C. Your out.

When the Batter and Fielder are both doing what they are supposed to, then you have a tangle/untangle situation.
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Old Thu Apr 17, 2014, 10:12pm
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Why do announcers ALWAYS disagree with the call?

Don't answer that, I know...
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