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thomas35forever
03-12-2006, 09:07 PM
This was in the What's the Call section of S.I. for Kids:

"The Chicago Titans and the Los Angeles Zodiacs are playing a baseball game under major league rules. With two outs in the top of the third inning, Titan catcher Hank Richards strikes out swinging. He drops his bat and hustles back toward the dugout to put on his catcher's gear. Richards doesn't notice that Zodiac catcher Tom Lundy has dropped the ball, which is rolling toward the wall. As Richards nears the dugout, his teammates yell for him to go to first base. He looks back, sees Lundy running after the ball, and takes off for first. Richards narrowly beats the throw. You're the umpire. Is Richards safe at first or is he out because he was out of the baseline? What's the call?"

Answer: "Richards is safe at first. As long as the batter doesn't reach the dugout steps, he can still run to first one a dropped third strike. Since Richards didn't reach the dugout and beat the throw, he is safe."

FarSouthSoxFan
03-12-2006, 09:09 PM
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

esbrechtel
03-12-2006, 09:22 PM
wonder what they think about that in LA?
:kneeslap:

Ol' No. 2
03-12-2006, 10:12 PM
This was in the What's the Call section of S.I. for Kids:

"The Chicago Titans and the Los Angeles Zodiacs are playing a baseball game under major league rules. With two outs in the top of the third inning, Titan catcher Hank Richards strikes out swinging. He drops his bat and hustles back toward the dugout to put on his catcher's gear. Richards doesn't notice that Zodiac catcher Tom Lundy has dropped the ball, which is rolling toward the wall. As Richards nears the dugout, his teammates yell for him to go to first base. He looks back, sees Lundy running after the ball, and takes off for first. Richards narrowly beats the throw. You're the umpire. Is Richards safe at first or is he out because he was out of the baseline? What's the call?"

Answer: "Richards is safe at first. As long as the batter doesn't reach the dugout steps, he can still run to first one a dropped third strike. Since Richards didn't reach the dugout and beat the throw, he is safe."The Chicago Titans and Los Angeles Zodiacs (of Anaheim)? Wait a minute. This sounds familiar.