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Discussion: Was a rule voted in?????

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Oct. 29, 2013
526 posts
Was a rule voted in?????
I suggested last year that once you made it to 1st base and a left handed batter came up, you could stand on the orange base in foul territory for a safety margin, the same margin a runner on 3rd would get if a right handed batter came up. . It used to be an out if you touched the orange when the ball left the pitchers hand.

Was that rule change voted in? An ump in a recent tourney told me he thought it had changed.
Oct. 30, 2013
347 posts
yes it has been changed....once B/R has attained 1st base both runner and defense can now use orange safety bag.
Oct. 30, 2013
Men's 50
498 posts
B.J. how would a defensive player use the orange safety base?
Oct. 30, 2013
Men's 60
544 posts about on a fly ball and a throw back to 1st base to get runner going back to bag?
thanks, ken
Oct. 30, 2013
2502 posts
The rule change requires the split-bag approach on the initial batter-runner play. The white bag is the defensive player's obligation and the orange bag is the batter-runners obligation. After the batter-runner becomes solely a base runner, the bags are "merged" for purposes of any succeeding play. The base runner and the defensive player may use either part of the "unified" bag. See SSUSA Rulebook 8.4(1) on page 44.
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