Author Topic: Shouldn't someone on the Nats staff have known the interference rules?  (Read 2311 times)

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Offline wj73

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I've been doing a lot of reading this morning and the consensus in the baseball world seems to be the umpires misinterpreted the interference rule when Baez hit Weiters on the backswing.   Yet when the umpires explained their ruling to Dusty he didn't really argue much. He simply accepted what the umpires said and sat back down.

Shouldn't there be at least one person on the staff that knows the rule book inside and out???  It seems that there should have been somebody on staff who was the designated rules geek who would have immediately gone to Dusty with the page open to the rule and explained the correct interpretation of the rule. Dusty could've argued more vociferously from a position of strength, and perhaps the umpires might have taken a second look at the rule. Even if the umpires were unmoved it would have given Dusty a reason to play the game under protest.

The outcome of the game may still have been the same.  But it would have been a lot better if the hemorrhaging in the fifth could have been stopped at one run.