Bases loaded, Pitcher places his pivot foot on the pitchers plate, Home plate umpire puts on his mask takes position behind the catcher and points at the pitcher, runners take their lead. Pitcher has not come set, looks at the first baseman, the First baseman takes the ball out of his glove and tags the runner. Base Ump calls the runner out! I show the Home Ump the rule about the Pitcher can't be on the pitchers plate without the ball. He replies I never said "Play Ball"! The run would have tied the game. I was run for asking him what the 'magic words were' before the next pitch.