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Old Mon Jul 22, 2013, 04:50pm
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Ruling?
whether it was out of play on contact or in play.
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Foul ball. Rule 1. Foul Ball.C
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Back to the OP; what we did was exactly what, IMO, we should have done when this happened. We allowed everything to continue to conclusion, had the out at first. Of course, the OC, who was losing and in his last at bat, wanted it to be a dead ball and his runner awarded first. Explained the ruling to him, and we moved on.

What surprised me was the number of umpires after the game who advised that we should have immediately called a dead ball, and ruled on what would have happened in our judgment had the ball hit from the other field not landed on ours. When I pressed them for a ruling to back that, they, as you can probably guess, resorted to the "fan interference" rule. I was floored, so I thought I would see what happened if I posted it here. Guess I shouldn't have been too surprised by their opinions, in hindsight.
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Old Tue Jul 23, 2013, 11:25am
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Foul ball with a cosmic moment....
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Had a case with a ball coming from behind me as PU, not seen until pitcher in motion, let it go on.
BU saw it coming before pitcher moved, called no-pitch.
I think we were both correct. Agree?
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Old Tue Jul 23, 2013, 12:12pm
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Had a case with a ball coming from behind me as PU, not seen until pitcher in motion, let it go on.
BU saw it coming before pitcher moved, called no-pitch.
I think we were both correct. Agree?
Stopping a play before the ball is put into play is perfect. However, I disagree with killing the ball as you have seen here, those who support that seem to want to always rule with the offense. And I believe Steve noted that there shouldn't be a presumption of an out.

Well, I don't buy that. If you can presume the runner would be safe, you should be able to presume s/he would not. This is what happens when you try to extend the rules beyond what is offered in the book or interpretation by an authorized official.

And AFA a spectator doing something intentionally, when was the last time a coach admitted some idiot fan was indeed with his team and should be penalized accordingly? I've heard more denials of association from coaches involving fans than the Roman guard heard from Peter.
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Old Tue Jul 23, 2013, 12:55pm
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I've heard more denials of association from coaches involving fans than the Roman guard heard from Peter.
Only 4 denials? Over how many years?
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Old Tue Jul 23, 2013, 01:13pm
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Only 4 denials? Over how many years?
Uh Oh !
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Old Tue Jul 23, 2013, 07:56pm
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And AFA.....
Have you decided to branch out as far as your affiliations go??? AFA
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Only 4 denials? Over how many years?
No, per event
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Have you decided to branch out as far as your affiliations go??? AFA
I forgot how far you old people are behind in this computer stuff.

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