Author Topic: Shouldn't someone on the Nats staff have known the interference rules?  (Read 2712 times)

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Offline Ray D

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I'd bet that Maddon or someone else on Cubs discovered that Weiters was cheating a few inches to either block bouncing pitches or to nudge closer to throw out baserunners, and ordered Cubs batters to stand back in the box. It worked, more than once in the series, with Weiters failing to adjust. I have no inside knowledge, but this is the kind of thing alert coaches/managers do to help a team, and of which we fans rarely know.
Could be a good strategy, to draw catcher's interference, but not the backswing.