Posted: 07/11/2014 5:21 PM
Posted: 07/11/2014 5:35 PM
Last edited 07/11/2014 5:43 PM by samalifagus
Posted: 07/11/2014 6:30 PM
Posted: 07/11/2014 6:33 PM
mjdouble wrote: The lines that mark the 3 foot wide base running lane down the first base line are only applicable to interference with the 1B when receiving a throw. A runner is not out for going outside that lane on a play such as Hamilton's. That play is like any other tag play where the runner can not go beyond 3 feet of the base path to avoid the tag. The base path is established from where the runner is at the time of the tag attempt directly to the bag. Most umpires gauge 3 feet as a step and a reach. And yes, I have umpiring experience. It was a good call.