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Why don't they make Root Beer flavored ice cream? Wouldn't it be better than root beer floats?
What is the point in saying "may I ask" and then follow it up with a question?
Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don't lay eggs.
mweir145 wrote:Even more puzzling: " If a baseball player hits a home run over the fence, but then dies before he can run around the bases, does the home run count?"
The_Met_Threat wrote:Why would they even care about the game if he actually died during play? I really think they would postpone the game, even if it was game 7 of the world series. Though if were talking about out of the blue things, and things that likely would never happen then i dont think it would count until he touched all 4 bases.
SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:mweir145 wrote:Even more puzzling: " If a baseball player hits a home run over the fence, but then dies before he can run around the bases, does the home run count?"
That was answered in Leftovers the other day. I think the ruling was the guy who hits the home run most round the bases, though I'm not sure how to apply it if the guy dies.
After the umpire calls "Play" the ball is alive and in play and remains alive and in play until for legal cause, or at the umpire's call of "Time" suspending play, the ball becomes dead. While the ball is dead no player may be put out, no bases may be run and no runs may be scored, except that runners may advance one or more bases as the result of acts which occurred while the ball was alive (such as, but not limited to a balk, an overthrow, interference, or a home run or other fair ball hit out of the playing field). Should a ball come partially apart in a game, it is in play until the play is completed.
The ball becomes dead when an umpire calls "Time." The umpire in chief shall call "Time"_ (a) When in his judgment weather, darkness or similar conditions make immediate further play impossible; (b) When light failure makes it difficult or impossible for the umpires to follow the play; NOTE: A league may adopt its own regulations governing games interrupted by light failure. (c) When an accident incapacitates a player or an umpire; (1) If an accident to a runner is such as to prevent him from proceeding to a base to which he is entitled, as on a home run hit out of the playing field, or an award of one or more bases, a substitute runner shall be permitted to complete the play. (d) When a manager requests "Time" for a substitution, or for a conference with one of his players. (e) When the umpire wishes to examine the ball, to consult with either manager, or for any similar cause. (f) When a fielder, after catching a fly ball, falls into a bench or stand, or falls across ropes into a crowd when spectators are on the field. As pertains to runners, the provisions of 7.04 (c) shall prevail. If a fielder after making a catch steps into a bench, but does not fall, the ball is in play and runners may advance at their own peril. (g) When an umpire orders a player or any other person removed from the playing field. (h) Except in the cases stated in paragraphs (b) and (c) (1) of this rule, no umpire shall call "Time" while a play is in progress.
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