THE PLAYER CHOICE
The runner must be out of the box AND cause interference. He is
not out simply for being outside the lane. He could be called for interference
even while in the lane. This is a judgment call.
INTERFERENCE, 6.05(k), 7.09(k) Official Baseball Rules
hands are part of a person's body. If a pitch hits the batter's hands the ball
is dead; if he swung at the pitch, a strike is called (NOT a foul). If he was
avoiding the pitch, he is awarded first base.
Rules: 2.00 PERSON,
TOUCH, STRIKE (e) and 6.05(f) Official Baseball Rules
the batter steps into the box: Under
all codes, if detected, the umpire can direct the player to switch to a legal
bat. There is no penalty.
batter is in the box but has not seen a pitch: Under NFHS and pro rules, the batter is considered to have used
the illegal bat as soon as he steps into the box.
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