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Quick question for a play at the plate. In our league the catcher must stand in front of the plate ...




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Old 06-22-2016, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question for a play at the plate. In our league the catcher must stand in front of the plate when receiving the ball. It's this a actual rule or just something our league does to avoid injury. Once he has recieved the ball he can then step into the base path. Is that correct?




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Old 06-22-2016, 12:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless the throw carries the catcher into the base bath.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like that is a local league safety rule to try to avoid collisions at home.
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As you worded it, that would be a league rule, however, no player in any association is allowed to simply block the path of a runner without being in the act of making a play. That would be obstruction.
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