Two home plate collisions on the same play has much of our local baseball community (Portland OR) in a buzz today. Both schools are large top level programs and big rivals in every sport. As private schools, they take a lot of talent from nearby HS teams. The local debate who was right or wrong is a matter of which team you dislike the least.
I would like to see what unbiased opinions would say about how the umps handled the situation could anything been done differently to diffuse the situation? Which players or entire team should be suspended for the next game?
Here is the link: http://highschoolsports.oregon...s-and-benches-clear/
My thoughts are if the the umps called time after the first collision they should have done more to stop the second runner from coming hard into home which really got tempers flying. Technically I agree the ball could still be live when the second runner scored but there must (should?) be a rule somewhere if a player is lying face down and not moving play should stop. Is there such a rule for high school?