Brian McMartin from Sartell, MN asks:
Batter hits a line drive up the middle which strikes the pitching rubber and shoot into foul territory BEFORE 1st base. No player has touched the ball. What's the call?
This ball is foul. Since a ball is fair if it settles in fair territory between home and first or third, or touches a player in fair territory, or is a bounding ball over or past fair territory. Since none of these requirements happened the ball is foul.
Answered by: Jonathan Bravo