In this 1-hour-12-minute episode, you'll learn:
- Brandon's favorite rule (7:26)
- Brandon's least favorite rule (7:43)
- what's the difference between interference and obstruction (10:53)
- whether a fielder can fool a runner to slide instead of going to the next base (18:06)
- how many bases are awarded when a defender obstructs a runner [from Marc S] (21:42)
- if a runner is out if he misses a base that is awarded on an overthrow (23:45)
- whether it's obstruction if a runner contacts a fielder who is in the basepath just as he is catching the ball [from Colin] (24:20)
- what is a legal way for the runner to get home if the catcher is blocking the plate [from Marc R] (26:23)
- what are the different types of balks (28:33)
- whether the pitcher can throw to the base ahead of a stealer when the pitcher is still on the rubber [from Nic] (32:33)
- whether the pitcher can throw to an unoccupied base in an appeal situation while the pitcher is still on the rubber (34:05)
- whether the pitcher can throw to a base with a runner but no fielder (34:46)
- whether it's a balk if the third baseman is outside the foul line when the pitcher picks off to 3B (37:56 & 40:20)
- whether it's a balk if the first baseman has a foot in foul territory while holding the runner on [from Nic] (38:43)
- whether a balk makes the ball dead [from Chris] (40:42
- what umpires are looking for on balks and what is borderline fringe [from Don] (45:47)
- whether balks are different for lefties to 1B vs righty pitchers to 3B [from Mike] (49:34)
- whether pitchers can pick off from the windup [from Mike] (52:17)
- whether base awards are different from pickoffs while on the rubber vs off the rubber (53:45)
- what is "deceptive motion" on a balk [from John] (55:10)
- what is the rule on the 3-1 pick [from Matt] (57:47)
- what is the rule for lefty pickoffs to 1B/righty pickoffs to 3B and whether a pitcher can run off the mound from the stretch [from Marc R] (59:30)
- whether a pitcher can vary their windup style [from Marc R] (1:03:00)
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