Here are a few era questions:
Man on third with one out, hitting team tries a suicide squeeze, batter misses. The runner on third is caught in a rundown and is caught dead to rights. The runner is on his way toward home, pitcher is covering and holding the ball, the catcher who just tossed the ball to the third baseman after chasing him back gets slightly in his way. The umpire call obstruction and awards the runner home even though he was easily tagged out.
A) Is that an earned run on the pitcher?
B) The hitter who missed the bunt then hits a clean single. If it was an unearned run, is it still an unearned run?
C) Additional runs score after two outs. Assuming that they should have had three outs if not for the obstruction, are those runs earned?
Thanks for your help.