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Commentary: MLB dropped the ball on catch-and-transfer rule
SEATTLE -- We start with the rule interpretation that is completely disrupting the game of baseball. How can a simple play – like catching a baseball – create such an uproar? It’s happening now. Three times in Mariners games in the last week alone, we’ve seen an outfielder make a certain catch – only to drop the ball in the transfer from his glove to his hand. Every time, it’s been ruled a non-catch – a break for the team at-bat. It’s part of the new “Secured Possession Rule.”