Unlike the sweaty novel 50 Shades of Gray your spouse probably reads, we’re going to talk about the truly seedy side of umpiring this week – the unwritten shades of gray in baseball.
We talk this week about those rules that, no matter how well defined, seem to evoke different interpretations in every umpire you ask.
The Five Shades of Gray:
- Strike Zone
- Infield Fly
- The “Neighborhood Play”
- Ejections and Arguments
We talk about how these really are subject to interpretation depending on your league, the situation and your own level of comfort with the play or situation.
Sound off in the comments and tell us your interpretations for these shades of gray!
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Music used with permission – Matt Wessel “You’re Out! (Ode to the Umpire)