I decided to do something a little different here today. I have been doing a little research on some of the rules that sports implore. I found some very weird ones that I just need to share with you all. Apparently baseball is the leader in strange rules.
According to MLB’s rule 5.09(g), if a pitched ball lodges in the umpire’s or catcher’s mask or paraphernalia and remains out of play, all runners advance one base
I remember this rule in high school and yet never saw anyone actually get a technical for doing so. But, Montana takes it one step further. According to Montana’s rulebook, though, if a player shatters the glass during pregame warm-ups during the playoffs, his team automatically forfeits the game. And even worse a couple years ago a kid actually broke the backboard during a playoff game and they had to forfeit.
According to rule 5.09(h), if any legal pitch touches a runner who’s trying to score, all runners advance.