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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 08:06pm
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Pam Ward on ESPN

Will someone explain the NCAA obstruction rule to Pam Ward of ESPN? The difference between obstruction and interference?

Oh wait. We HAVE explained it. Never mind. But she did get what is left of my blood pressure going over the top.

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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 08:23pm
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Pam is an idot sometimes. She was correct by stating that the runner should have continued home. If the runner saw the obstruction called by the blue she had nothing to lose. JMHO
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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 08:36pm
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Pam is an idot sometimes. She was correct by stating that the runner should have continued home. If the runner saw the obstruction called by the blue she had nothing to lose. JMHO
After that collision, I think she was happy to be standing and breathing! Yes, she could have tried for home and been thrown out, since she was only protected to third. (Well, Pam would have awarded her home.)

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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 08:38pm
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Pam is an idot sometimes. She was correct by stating that the runner should have continued home. If the runner saw the obstruction called by the blue she had nothing to lose. JMHO
Huh? She had everything to lose (well, at least her presence on the basepaths if she was called out).

Obstruction occured between second and third. Runner stopped on third- which was probably a good idea since the ball was being fielded in very shallow center before the runner even made it third.

Umpire obviously judged that the runner would not have scored, which is why he kept her at third after the play. If he thought she would have scored, she would have been given home after the play- which she wasn't. Had she been thrown out at home, she would have been out (ie: she would have overrun the base that the umpire obviously protected her to).

ESPN talking head was adamant that had the runner not stopped at third, but rather advanced toward home, then she would have been awarded home. Ummm...no.

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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 08:48pm
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I missed 90% of the game - because I had one... Was that Whipple at 3rd in that game? Looked like him. He has been the UIC of the SE Super Regional quite a few times.
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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 09:28pm
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Umpire obviously judged that the runner would not have scored, which is why he kept her at third after the play.
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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 09:31pm
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I missed 90% of the game - because I had one... Was that Whipple at 3rd in that game? Looked like him. He has been the UIC of the SE Super Regional quite a few times.
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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 09:53pm
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It was the the 'Preacherman'
Not sure who you call Preacherman, if it is the same man; this one is a chiropractor from Dallas area, has worked the SuperRegional before, I believe.
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Old Fri May 27, 2011, 10:01pm
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Not sure who you call Preacherman, if it is the same man; this one is a chiropractor from Dallas area, has worked the SuperRegional before, I believe.
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Old Fri Jun 03, 2011, 09:08am
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Old Fri Jun 03, 2011, 09:30am
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Pam is an idot sometimes. She was correct by stating that the runner should have continued home. If the runner saw the obstruction called by the blue she had nothing to lose. JMHO
Why?
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Old Fri Jun 03, 2011, 07:42pm
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Because it is not necessarily a true statement.
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Old Fri Jun 03, 2011, 08:12pm
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