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By Jeff Parsons
Special for the Sun-Telegraph 

Breaking the Double Play


Nothing is more exciting, even to me, than seeing a seamlessly executed double play…or seeing a runner break up a double play in a cloud of dust. Either way it can be a game changer.

But as the official, you can’t get sucked into the play. You must make sure you make the right call, ensuring everyone is safe and the play falls within the parameters of the rules. The most common rules violation during a double play attempts comes from the offense, in the form of interference. We discussed this last year, but in a difference situation. To best explain this, let’s put you on the field d...

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