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Old Mon May 07, 2007, 06:15am
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Major League obstruction???????????

Did anyone see the MLB game last night? Don't remember who was playing. Runner between first and second gets caught in a run-down. He saw he was going to be out and literally went WAY!!!! out of his way to find a fielder without the ball and then he ran into him. The runner was actually heading in the direction of the mound when he made contact with the fielder.The umpire gave him second. It was a gross misuse of the rule. Dave
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Did anyone see the MLB game last night? Don't remember who was playing. Runner between first and second gets caught in a run-down. He saw he was going to be out and literally went WAY!!!! out of his way to find a fielder without the ball and then he ran into him. The runner was actually heading in the direction of the mound when he made contact with the fielder.The umpire gave him second. It was a gross misuse of the rule. Dave
Phillies/Giants were the teams playing. What shocked me even more than that being called OBS, was that they called OBS at all. I do believe this was the first time I have ever witness OBS called in a MLB game.
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In the NYY/Sea game yesterday, the F2 for Seattle was clearly blocking the plate without the ball, as a NYY runner was trying to score. Clear-cut OBS, not called. I've never seen it called in MLB.
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I didn't see it, but as you've described it, I can't imagine that getting an OBS call at any level, let alone MLB.
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In the NYY/Sea game yesterday, the F2 for Seattle was clearly blocking the plate without the ball, as a NYY runner was trying to score. Clear-cut OBS, not called. I've never seen it called in MLB.
"Clearly blocking the plate without the ball" is not OBS in OBR - the ball was on the way and there was an imminent play - no OBS (Yes ... obvious OBS in ASA ... followed by obvious Interference by the runner, and an out and an ejection nullifying the OBS).
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Dakota, the funny thing was, the BU never signalled OBS. After the runner was tagged out, the BU just pointed toward second base and the runner gladly obliged him by taking his place there. If OBS was the call, I wonder if the BU ever gave thought to putting him back on first? There was some conversation between the runner and the shortstop and rightfully so. The runner knew he got away with one. Dave
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Old Mon May 07, 2007, 10:56am
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Dakota, the funny thing was, the BU never signalled OBS. After the runner was tagged out, the BU just pointed toward second base and the runner gladly obliged him by taking his place there. If OBS was the call, I wonder if the BU ever gave thought to putting him back on first? There was some conversation between the runner and the shortstop and rightfully so. The runner knew he got away with one. Dave
Let's not take softball mentality over to baseball - I hate it when baseball umpires do that to us.

In baseball, there was no option to send the runner back to 1st. If there was OBS (which I don't think there should have been), he's awarded 2nd.
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yeah I happened to flip over and saw that ..... strange play, dont recall seeing a runner doing that before
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mcrowder, I completely understand what you are saying. It was just a weird play and I know nothing about baseball rules. Dave
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Here is link to rundown will be up for a day or so

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