July 23, 2022 White Shark vs Aruba Baseball Academy Update
After careful review of the umpires call during the 4th inning of yesterday’s game we determined that the changing of the call on the field was not allowed.
According to Rule # 8.02 Changing Calls
There is only 6 recognized situations where a call can be reversed.
1) Half swing at the plate
2) Two umpires make opposite calls on the same play
3) One umpire misinterprets a rule
4) The reversal results in a dead ball
5). Ball dropped after a tag on a runner
6). Balks called by an umpire who clearly did not realize the pitcher’s foot
was off the rubber
After speaking to both teams managers, Aruba Baseball Academy agreed to continue the game where it was stopped. The White Sharks decided it was to their best interest to not play and forfeit the game.
2-1 win for Aruba Baseball Academy
As we all know it is very hard to be an umpire and get everything right all the time. We appreciate their dedication to the game of baseball and to the players of Aruba.