From SABR member Jayson Stark at ESPN.com on June 18, 2013, with mention of SABR member Rich Marazzi:
Does anybody out there know the rules of baseball? Seriously.
If ever there was a year that made you wonder about that, this would be the year.
We’ve seen Jean Segura run the bases backward in Milwaukee — and actually steal first base (sort of) — only to learn five days later that it wasn’t exactly legal.
We’ve seen an entire umpiring crew in Houston forget a basic rule on when a manager can change pitchers and when he can’t.
We’ve seen Luke Hochevar save an 11-4 game for the Royals — and admit afterward that he had no idea the save rule had just applied to him.
And on and on and on. So here at ESPN.com, we got to thinking … which is always a precarious development for the rest of civilization.
Suppose we gave a little quiz, we thought. A rules quiz.
We’d let players take it. We’d let coaches take it. We’d let any managers who were interested take it. And of course, we’d take it ourselves.
Read the full article here: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9389802/how-well-do-know-baseball-rules-take-our-quiz
Originally published: June 20, 2013. Last Updated: June 20, 2013.