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JC_Baseball
08-26-2014 @ 4:22 PM                          
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Read the home plate umpires lips to TOR Skipper Gibbons IE "he was on the rubber"


http://m.mlb.com/video/v35612297/?query=&game_pk=382476







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08-26-2014 @ 6:36 PM                          
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From what I've read, I agree with Maddon.  Once you
have the pitcher on the pitcher's plate and the batter
is in the box, it's too late to come out.  There has to
be a cutoff at some point and according to the MLB
rule, the Blue Jays were passed that point.  That said,
I'm sure MLB will not uphold the protest - they rarely
do.

Section II.D of the official replay rules states: "A
manager must exercise his challenge (by verbal
communication to the appropriate Umpire), or the Crew
Chief must initiate a Replay Review (if applicable
pursuant to Section II.C above) before the commencement
of the next play or pitch. Such challenge or request
will be considered timely only if the Umpire
acknowledges that communication within the time period
specified above.

For purposes of these Regulations, the next 'play'
shall commence when the pitcher is on the rubber
preparing to start his delivery and the batter has
entered the batter's box (unless the defensive team
initiates an appeal play in which case any call made
during the play prior to the appeal still may be
subject to Replay Review).


Bill

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