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Obstruction - "You guys have been calling it wrong around here for years!"
I have just written a new blog entry for my umpiring website, www.ComeOnBlue.com, titled
SCENARIO: R2, 1 out. Ball hit and runner rounds third as the catcher receives the throw. The runner turns to head back to third with the third baseman in front of the bag clearly blocking the base as the throw is coming his way. He catches the throw high as the returning runner comes in crouched and barrels into the third baseman's thigh with his shoulder as the tag is brought down hard on top of him for a clear out. The third base coach complains loudly about the call as he tried to comfort his son (tagged out runner) who reportedly, by the coach, has broken his shoulder from the impact.
Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah