Reply to "Did the umps handle this correctly?"

Originally Posted by Swampboy:

From the camera angle shown, the catcher initiates contact with intentional excessive force above the first runner's waist.

 

I have a dead ball right there because of malicious contact on the catcher.  Malicious contact always is an immediate dead ball.  Score the first run.  Eject the catcher.  Place the batter-runner where appropriate.

I don't. I think he didn't know where the runner was and lunged, creating extremely violent, albeit unintentional, contact.

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