Strange Sports Facts Saturday

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.

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