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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    I got 60%, but I wasn't positive about any of those questions. To be fair, you rarely see any of those things happen in a baseball game.
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    40% but I was certain only on the infield fly rule not applied on a bunt and the lineup mistake able to be corrected. The ball being carried into dead ball territory one was really surprising. Same with the missing the base nullifying a grand slam.
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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    6 out of 10.

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    70%. Missed ,7, and 10
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    Got 9 of 10 correct. I missed the assisted runner question.
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    8 of 10. I missed the one about Pujols and the last one. I should have known Showalter could never be wrong.

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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    (4/10)

    The only thing I was absolutely positive about was the question regarding if a player can push/assist another running on the base path.

    The only reason I knew that was because it was on a Reds tech talk last week, ha...

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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    6 of 10.

    Riddle me this: NL game. 2 outs and a runner on 1st. Relief pitcher comes in to the ballgame. He picks the runner off 1st for the 3rd out but doesn't throw a single pitch. The pitcher's spot is up next inning. Does the pitcher have to bat because he never faced a batter or is him just being announced as a hitter satisfy that requirement? I don't know the answer but it's just something I had been thinking about.
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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    6 of 10.

    Riddle me this: NL game. 2 outs and a runner on 1st. Relief pitcher comes in to the ballgame. He picks the runner off 1st for the 3rd out but doesn't throw a single pitch. The pitcher's spot is up next inning. Does the pitcher have to bat because he never faced a batter or is him just being announced as a hitter satisfy that requirement? I don't know the answer but it's just something I had been thinking about.
    Edit- Answered wrong question.

    I think once he's announced as a hitter, the requirement has been satisfied. But like you I don't know for sure.
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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    5 of 10 for me. That's better than average which was 37%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I think once he's announced as a hitter, the requirement has been satisfied. But like you I don't know for sure.
    I'll bet this is one of those gray situations where either answer could be right. It's not like it's a situation that would come up often.
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    He doesn't have to throw a pitch. He was in for a play, the pickoff. In fact, several pitchers have been credited with wins without ever throwing a pitch in the game in similar circumstances. He doesn't have to hit, either.

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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    Fun quiz.

    I got 6/10. Expected to do better than that. The dead-ball ones got me. Thought it was automatic dead ball on CI and balks.

    Also, didn't think runners could assist other runners. And I missed the infield fly rule question, too. Didn't know bunts didn't apply. Knew it was was a play that only required "ordinary effort." Figured bunts would apply, too. Oh well.

    60%: fail.

    Here's another quiz: http://www.rulesofbaseball.com/quiz1.html

    I got 7/10 on that one to earn a passing grade. I may just keep looking for quizzes until I find one I can ace.
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    did you guys see Doug Glanville's results?

    Good stuff here: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/93...s-quiz-results
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    Re: How Well Do You Know MLB Rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable View Post
    And I missed the infield fly rule question, too. Didn't know bunts didn't apply. Knew it was was a play that only required "ordinary effort." Figured bunts would apply, too. Oh well.
    This happened during a game last year. I remember Creeper making a big deal about it on TV. IIRC, it was a couple of innings later before he was informed bunts didn't count. Can't remember if he spoke with an ump or the official scorer.

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