Let us not forget that it was Bill Welke who, on April 2nd, INCORRECTLY called Manny Machado out on a runner's interference call that, according the rule book, should have been ignored as tangle/untangle situation. Bad blood between Machado & Welke? Just sayin'. *Rule 6.01(a)(10) Comment: "When a catcher and batter-runner going to first base have contact when the catcher is fielding the ball, there is generally no violation and nothing should be called."
The MLB umpiring manuel states "If a manager, coach, or player leaves the dugout or his position to dispute a warning, he should be warned to stop; if he continues, he is subject to removal from the game." *OBR 6.02(c)(9) Comment states, "Team personnel may not come onto the playing surface to argue or dispute a warning issued under Rule 6.02(c)(9). If a manager, coach or player leaves the dugout or his position to dispute a warning, he should be warned to stop. If he continues, he is subject to ejection. To pitch at a batter’s head is unsportsmanlike and highly dangerous. It should be—and is—condemned by everybody. Umpires should act without hesitation in enforcement of this rule."
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2019 21:06:42 GMT -5 by FredFan7