- Jun 22, 2008
Just get rid of it, it is not necessary. Just kill the ball when all play is obviously done and move on. It is done thousands of times a day in all non-FP games without incident. The only reason the LBR exists is to satisfy a belief in the myth that it is a "live ball" game.Maybe I'm in the minority, but I don't mind the LBR. Sure, it could be tweaked to make it less confusing and it would be nice if the rule was the same across the sanctioning bodies. Since we don't allow leads in our sport, we need something to get the runner back to the base in a way that doesn't unnecessarily delay the game.
What changes would you implement to make the rule better? Or, what rule would you replace it with?