Last night, with a runner on third and one out, the batter hit a medium-deep fly to left field.
I had the plate, so I lined up the catch and the tag. I was 100% sure the runner didn't leave early.
After the runner scored, the defensive team's coach called out to his pitcher to appeal the play.
Ball was still live, so he threw to third and said he wanted to appeal.
"Appeal what?" I asked.
"That the runner left early."
I gave the safe sign.
After the game, my partner asked why I asked for the clarification of what was being appealed when it was so obvious.
"Because the runner failed to touch the plate."