adamhansen
So in the Rays game today, their back up catcher used his mask to move the foul ball by his glove. The ump told the runner at 2nd to go to 3rd because of that. I have never heard of this rule before and still dont really know what it is. Longball or someone please explain this?

If i find a link showing what he did, i will post it.
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john42
He used his mask to aid in picking up the ball. By the official rules, that is illegal and the ump made the correct call.
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crusaderpride
Did you know throwing your glove at the baseball is a 3 base penalty? That really surprised me when I was re-reading the baseball rules this spring.

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diener34
You can't use your hat either.
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hueby
crusaderpride wrote:


Did you know throwing your glove at the baseball is a 3 base penalty? That really surprised me when I was re-reading the baseball rules this spring.


Oh funny memories! Growing up, I got my butt chewed by the ump for doing that. I didn't know that then- I was frustrated & threw my glove at the ball. I was chasing a low line drive that handcuffed me and skipped on by. They cleared the bases so I guess it didn't matter.

Looking back now, shouldn't I have blamed my coach for not telling us we couldn't do that? j/k []
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pinetar
thats a good rule...in our softball league if you threw your glove at a ball...it was an "automatic double" so when I knew the ball was either going to be an inside the park homerun or a potential triple...I'd throw my glove at the ball...I'm pretty sure that rule has changed since I left the league...but I only used this strategy when it was a close game...or I hated the batter

that'll teach them to put a fat kid in the outfield

and I also had no clue about the mask rule...shocking since I've been a catcher my whole life
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