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Old Tue Feb 05, 2019, 06:10pm
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On page 50 of the latest Referee magazine, there is an article about look back. I don't agree with the author's solution.

I think mine would be to enforce the rule literally, calling time and ruling one of the runners out, the one who stopped first.

That is what I think I would do at the spur of the moment.

But, then as I have often thought and said, it is not a "gotcha" rule. That usually applies to being a tenth of a second ahead of the pitch, losing contact while tying a shoe, etc. That does not seem to apply to the situation in the article.

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Old Tue Feb 05, 2019, 10:13pm
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On page 50 of the latest Referee magazine, there is an article about look back. I don't agree with the author's solution.

I think mine would be to enforce the rule literally, calling time and ruling one of the runners out, the one who stopped first.

That is what I think I would do at the spur of the moment.

But, then as I have often thought and said, it is not a "gotcha" rule. That usually applies to being a tenth of a second ahead of the pitch, losing contact while tying a shoe, etc. That does not seem to apply to the situation in the article.

Please comment.
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Old Wed Feb 06, 2019, 10:12pm
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On page 50 of the latest Referee magazine, there is an article about look back. I don't agree with the author's solution.

I think mine would be to enforce the rule literally, calling time and ruling one of the runners out, the one who stopped first.

That is what I think I would do at the spur of the moment.

But, then as I have often thought and said, it is not a "gotcha" rule. That usually applies to being a tenth of a second ahead of the pitch, losing contact while tying a shoe, etc. That does not seem to apply to the situation in the article.

Please comment.
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Old Thu Feb 07, 2019, 08:56am
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If you know you saw it, you call it. If you have to think about it and feel a need to justify it to yourself, don't call it
The same application on calling the illegal pitch.
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