Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....
Originally Posted by Brutus
Why do you continue purposely conflating the definition of immediate?
"must be called immediately when it becomes apparent"
is not =
"must be immediately apparent and called."
If we all have to wait and see if it is routine for five seconds, then it defeats the purpose of the rule.
You can't decide, fifteen feet away from being caught that it is now routine.
The fact that he waited tells you it wasn't. Apparent=obvious. If you have to wait until you're sure, it isn't obvious and therefore cannot be called immediately.
The rule is not made in a vacuum. It has an intent. That SS could not double the runner by dropping the ball on purpose.
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