Runner Interference

Because of the complexity of the interference rule and also due to the usually highly intensive argument that the interference call elicits, the Locker Room has multiple articles covering the different types of interference. This article will focus on interference by an active runner (excluding the batter-runner). The other articles which cover interference, all of which are in this same

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Interference by Retired Runner

Because of the complexity of the interference rule and also due to the usually highly intensive argument that the interference elicits, the Locker Room has multiple articles covering the different types of interference. This article will discuss retired runner interference. Interference by a retired runner does not happen often but when it does the effect is serious – the runner

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Offensive Team Personnel/Equipment Interference

 Offensive Team Personnel Interference Another type of uncommon interference is by offensive team personnel. Who, exactly, are included as offensive team personnel for this rule? We have covered two examples above – a retired runner and a runner who has scored; it also includes all other offensive team personnel who are not the on-deck batter or active runners. Base coaches

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Team Interference – Home Run Celebration

Introduction Team interference can happen during either a live ball or dead ball. Interference during a live ball is discussed in a separate article on this Locker Room (Interference by Retired Runner, Offensive Team or Loose Offensive Equipment). This article will cover offensive team interference during a dead ball. award. The rules for this are often referred to as the

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Collisions

Be ready to make this call The NCAA has added to the rule book additional wording and emphasis on collisions with the intent to encourage players to avoid them whenever possible. This puts additional pressure on umpires, as we now need to judge whether a collision was avoidable, intentional, malicious, obstruction, interference, or some combination of these. Collisions can happen

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