Golden Baseball Magazine
How Would You Rule?


Situation: 7/25/2010 - Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees; Top of ninth: Rick Ankiel on 3B with two outs

C Jorge Posada flung his mask a few feet to his right after blocking a Chan Ho Park pitch in the dirt to Bryan Pena. The ball ended up under Posada's mask, and the umpires allowed Ankiel to score. Yankee manager Joe Girardi and Posada argued that Posada's throwing of the mask was not intended to make contact with the ball.
Was the umpire's ruling correct?

Reference: "Rule Review," Rich Marazzi, USA Today Sports Weekly (August 4-10, 2010)
Baseball Quiz
Who said this right before the 1918 World Series?

"I'd pitch the whole series, every game if they'd let me. I hope I don't have to sit on the bench a single inning of the series."