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  • very strange baseball play

    just saw the end of the rangers/mariners game...

    a "walk-off strikeout"

    bottom of 9th rangers at bat, two out man on first. nelson cruz at bat 2 strikes. pitch way inside, cruz swings (strike three) ball bounces off catcher and away towards third. catcher throws wild to first, ball into right field.... winning run scores from first!!

    very strange to win on a strikeout..
    returning to the days of ignorant bliss..

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncaught_third_strike

    Following a controversial play involving this rule in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the 2005 American League Championship Series, the application of the rule was changed when a comment was added in 2006 to Rule 6.09(b):[3]

    Rule 6.09(b) Comment: A batter who does not realize his situation on a third strike not caught, and who is not in the process of running to first base, shall be declared out once he leaves the dirt circle surrounding home plate."[4]

    This comment represents the official interpretation of the application of the rule. Previous to this rule change, a batter was able to try for first at any time before entering the dugout.
    I didn't know about the rule change, but I do seem to remember that play in 2005!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by R22 View Post
      just saw the end of the rangers/mariners game...

      a "walk-off strikeout"

      bottom of 9th rangers at bat, two out man on first. nelson cruz at bat 2 strikes. pitch way inside, cruz swings (strike three) ball bounces off catcher and away towards third. catcher throws wild to first, ball into right field.... winning run scores from first!!

      very strange to win on a strikeout..
      I always thought the rule did not apply when first was not open. Shows you I stopped watching after they cancelled the World Series and never came back.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by WheelerDealer View Post
        I always thought the rule did not apply when first was not open. Shows you I stopped watching after they cancelled the World Series and never came back.
        exactly!!!!! me too, as a former baseball player......

        if first base is occupied, then you can't run on strike three!!! but today, it happened. so did the umps screw up??

        either way the rangers at that time, were awarded with the run and the win..

        gooooooood catch wheelerdealer!!!!
        returning to the days of ignorant bliss..

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        • #5
          With two outs, the defense must record the out for the inning to end. In a dropped third strike situation, the batter can attempt to reach first even if it is already occupied. With less than two outs, the batter may not attempt to reach first if it is occupied on a dropped third strike.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gateway Fan View Post
            With two outs, the defense must record the out for the inning to end. In a dropped third strike situation, the batter can attempt to reach first even if it is already occupied. With less than two outs, the batter may not attempt to reach first if it is occupied on a dropped third strike.
            ahhhh yes, now i remember. it's the two outs thing. thank you very much.

            still it was a very strange play.
            returning to the days of ignorant bliss..

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