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Fielder Tagging First Base Without Stepping On It

Victor Fernandez from Miami, FL asks:

To force out a batter at first base, does a fielder have to touch the base with their foot, or can they touch the base with any part of their body?Read More

Calling A Ball Foul And Then Fair

Armond Yusi from Port Chester, NY asks:

Can the ump call the ball foul and then three seconds later call it fair?

There is no rule stating that an umpire cannot change his ca... Read More

Foul at the Pitch

Dave Mangin from Fortuna, CA asks:

What are the rules if first baseman has one foot entirely in foul terratory while holding a runner on first base?

All fielders must be comp... Read More

Umpiring Alone

Keith from Wisconson asks:

I am umpiring 2 men's games soon and I was just informed that I will be working alone. In the past when this has happened, I have worked from behind the pl... Read More