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    We had some adult beverages the other night at the pub and I asked this question and it went unanswered. Lets give it a shot!

    Suppose in that last Filly game there was no one on base when Howard was up and he hit a home run and blew out that achilles. He couldn't make it even to first. What happens then!???

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    That's a weird question!
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Thank you, I try! :D

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    http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=426913

    Something like this happened in a college softball game..





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    probably give it to him...or have a DH run for him....that is odd
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    Quote Originally Posted by newshutr View Post
    http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=426913

    Something like this happened in a college softball game..





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    I don't think in the Majors you are alowed to touch or help a baserunner. Good thoughts are nice for liberals! :D

    Has there ever been a major league thing like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    probably give it to him...or have a DH run for him....that is odd
    Let him crawl, even if it takes a week!??? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    He couldn't make it even to first. What happens then!???
    Since there's no play clock in baseball the trainers would come out, put on an air cast, give hime some crutches and then he hobbles around the bases.

    Actually, the baseball gods are more forgiving:
    Yes, all the bases do have to be touched.

    Rule 6.09 of the 2011 Official Baseball Rules begins, "The batter becomes a runner when-" and part (d) continues, stating, "A fair ball passes over a fence or into the stands at a distance from home base of 250 feet or more. Such hit entitles the batter to a home run when he shall have touched all bases legally."

    But, no, Howard would not have do the touching himself.

    Rule 5:10 (c)(1), in a section addressing time-outs, clearly grants an exception.

    "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."

    So manager Charlie Manuel could have used anybody off the bench - even a pitcher.

    It's cut and dried, with no other wrinkles, said Major League Baseball spokesman Mike Teevan.
    A pinch-runner in this situation just happened a couple years ago in Boston. It was a bit different in that the guy needing the runner was already on first and got hurt going from first to second on a teammates hit. It did involve the achilles though.

    PS - Rays and Yankees knocked out early. I was worried about you. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Since there's no play clock in baseball the trainers would come out, put on an air cast, give hime some crutches and then he hobbles around the bases.

    Actually, the baseball gods are more forgiving:A pinch-runner in this situation just happened a couple years ago in Boston. It was a bit different in that the guy needing the runner was already on first and got hurt going from first to second on a teammates hit. It did involve the achilles though.

    PS - Rays and Yankees knocked out early. I was worried about you. :D
    Great answer, I guess it wasn't too weird a question! :D

    Poor Yanks and Rays :(

    But now its time for the Bucs and Lightning!!!

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