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  eteamz.com - The Team Sports Web Site Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The ball is a sphere formed by yarn wound around a small core of cork, rubber or similar material, covered with two stripes of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together.
A TAG is the action of a fielder in touching a base with his body while holding the ball securely and firmly in his hand or glove; or touching a runner with the ball, or with his hand or glove holding the ball, while holding the ball securely and firmly in his hand or glove.
A fair fly shall be judged according to the relative position of the ball and the foul line, including the foul pole, and not as to whether the fielder is on fair or foul territory at the time he touches the ball.
eteamz.active.com /baseball/rules/basic   (2383 words)

  
 Fair ball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, a fair ball is a batted ball that has not yet become a foul ball, and that...
It is possible for a ball moving in foul territory to become a fair ball.
A batted ball is presumed to be fair until it is ruled a foul ball or a foul tip.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fair_ball   (190 words)

  
 Rob Neyer: Ballpark quirks - Baseball Fever
Ball hitting roof or speakers in fair territory shall be judged fair or foul in relation to where it hits the ground or is touched by a fielder.
A batted ball that hits the catwalk, lights or suspended objects and remains on or in the catwalk, lights or suspended objects in foul territory is a foul ball and it shall be called a strike.
A batted ball that hits the catwalk, lights or suspended objects and remains on or in the catwalk, lights or suspended objects in fair territory is a fair ball and it shall be called a double.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=16534   (5882 words)

  
 Fair territory and foul territory in baseball or softball.
Fair territory and foul territory in baseball or softball.
It is either amusing or confusing that the lines are officially called the foul lines and the poles are called the foul poles even though they are all in fair territory, as is the wall that stretches between the poles.
The gray area is hard to label: because of their trajectories, just as many balls hit there are judged to be fair-balls as foul-balls.
mysite.verizon.net /dqk/baseball-rules/field2.html   (259 words)

  
 Fair and Foul Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The judgment is based solely upon the relationship between the BALL and the LINE at the moment the fielder touches the ball, or at the moment the ball comes to a stop, or on outfield fly balls; the moment it touches the fielder or the ground.
An outfield fly ball is judged to be fair or foul by the relationship of the ball to the foul line at the moment it first touches the ground, or where it first touches a fielder.
The ball is not ruled fair or foul, until the ball comes to a stop, is touched by a fielder, or goes past first or third base.
www.baseball-rules.com /fairfoul.htm   (463 words)

  
 Amateur Softball Association of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A batted ball shall be judged according to the relative position of the ball and the foul line, including the foul pole, and not as to whether the fielder is on fair or foul territory at the time the fielder touches the ball.
When a batted ball comes in contact with a bat discarded by the offense, or a glove or mask discarded by the defense, (both of which are unintentional and over fair territory), it is ruled a live ball, and has no fair/foul status until it comes to rest or is first touched by a player.
After touching the discarded equipment, the ball stops or is touched over fair territory it is a fair ball, and if it rolls to foul territory where it is first touched or stops, it is ruled a foul ball.
www.asasoftball.com /about/getStory.asp?nid=109   (2968 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
All bats are to be official plastic WIFFLE Ball bats, the first 7” of the handle may be taped, and the remainder of bat is not to be tampered with.
Fair ball landing that bounces into the fence or rolls into the fence.
Fair ball hitting the fence in the air, or deflecting off a fielder and into the fence.
www.ncwiffleballclubnc.org /rules.htm   (1169 words)

  
 Campbellball.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A hit ball must stop on or go past the white line in front of the plate to be a fair ball.
If a ball is hit down either the left or right field line, but does not make it past the base and ends up in fair territory, it is a fair ball.
Once a ball is hit into fair territory, the runners may advance at their own risk, even if the ball goes past, but not under, the fence.
www.campbellball.com /rules.htm   (1628 words)

  
 Change of Foul to Fair
PU then confers with his partner, I assume that they agree it was a fair ball because they were going to let the play stand until the defensive coach made a stink about the PU signaling foul.
Ruling: If the umpire agrees with the coach that the ball was fair, he may change his call because the "obvious" outcome of the hit would have been a "double." B1 is awarded second.
Fair ball!" On the first call Bubba stops and starts to return; on the second call, F2 picks up the ball and throws to first for the out.
home.earthlink.net /~sscutchen/baseball/Ump/Advice/foul_to_fair.htm   (1525 words)

  
 fair definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
baseball in fair territory: constituting a fair ball according to the rules of baseball
Fair is chiefly used as an adjective and has many meanings, including "reasonable and just," "light in color," and "moderately good," as in fair treatment, fair hair, fair weather.
Fair is also used as a noun, denoting an outdoor entertainment or a commercial exhibition.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/fair.html   (397 words)

  
 Fair balls, foul balls, fair territory, foul territory
Fair balls, foul balls, fair territory, foul territory
Under the original rules he was allowed to try to advance around the bases as long as the batted baseball touched fair territory sooner or later.
So now the distinction between a fair-ball (possibly good for the offense) and a foul-ball (almost always not good for the offense) is based on the path that the baseball takes with reference to not only the lines, but other markers: the bases and the foul poles.
mysite.verizon.net /dqk/baseball-rules/fairball.html   (741 words)

  
 Mom's Guide to Sports™ - Softball - Basics of the Game!
Batters must swing at the ball when it is pitched in the strike zone or else it may be called a “strike.” When a batter hits a fair ball he or she becomes a base runner and sprints to first base.
A batter is out when he or she 1) hits a softball fair or foul, that is caught by a fielder before it touches the ground, 2) is tagged or first base is touched by a fielder with the ball before the batter gets there, or 3) strikes out.
In softball the ball is larger and softer; pitching is done underhand; the dimensions of the playing field are smaller; the bases are closer together; and the pitcher throws at a distance closer to home plate.
www.momsguide.com /softball/sb1.html   (834 words)

  
 Wiffleball Network - Official Rules of the USPPBA
A FAIR BALL shall be ruled whenever a batted ball, initially landing on foul territory between home plate and 1st or 3rd base, bounds back onto fair territory, so long as it bounds back onto fair territory between home plate and 1st or 3rd base.
A FAIR BALL shall be ruled whenever a batted ball in the air flies over the outfield fence if it is judged to have been over fair territory at the moment it crossed the fence.
A batted ball in the air shall be judged according to the relative position of the ball and the foul line, including the foul pole, and not the relative position of the fielder when he touches the ball.
www.wiffleball.net /rules/main.htm   (6487 words)

  
 HVA Baseball & Softball Association - Blastball!
- Any ball hit 10 feet from home plate or past the fair ball marker will be considered a fair ball and the batter shall advance to 1st base.
When at bat, the object is to hit a fair ball, reach the base and sound the horn before the defensive team fields the ball, holds it above their head and yells “Blast”.
A fair ball is any ball between the foul lines and past the 10 foot fair ball arc in front of home plate.
www.hvabaseball.com /blastball.html   (642 words)

  
 Baseball Rules and Baseball Basics at SportSpectator.com
The defense can create a force out by throwing the ball to 1st base before the batter can reach the base, tag out by tagging the base runner while he is not standing on a base, or fly-out by catching the ball in the air before it has touched the ground.
Balls hit to the outfield are generally ground balls or fly balls hit past the infield.
Fair: A ball that, when hit, lands between the two foul lines and stays in bounds past first or third base.
www.sportspectator.com /fancentral/baseball.html   (2138 words)

  
 Baseball Book Shelf: Fair Ball : A Fan's Case For Baseball on Baseball Almanac
Balanced by Costas's unbridled appreciation for what he calls the "moments of authenticity" that can still make baseball inspiring, Fair Ball offers a vision of our national pastime as it can be, a game that retains its traditional appeal while initiating meaningful changes that will allow it to thrive into the next century.
He tries to explain why baseball is losing its fans, and attempts to find a remedy for the problem that only a few teams having a chance at winning the world series before the season starts.
More than sixty readers took the time to review Fair Ball and the average rating was four out of five possible.
www.baseball-almanac.com /books/bookm011.shtml   (983 words)

  
 Baseball . Baseball for Beginners . Baseball Glossary | PBS
Ball: A pitch which does not enter the strike zone and is not struck at by the batter.
Fair Ball: A legally batted ball that settles on or over fair territory.
Fair Territory: That part of the playing field within and including the first base and third base lines, from home plate to the playing field fence and perpendicularly upwards.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/baseball/beginners/glossary.html   (1111 words)

  
 Mom's Guide to Sports™ - Baseball - Basics of the Game!
Batters must swing at the ball when it is pitched in the strike zone or else the pitch may be called a “strike.” When a batter hits a “fair ball,” he becomes a base runner and sprints to first base.
A foul ball counts as a strike, unless there are already two strikes; in this case, the player continues to bat.
A batter is out when 1) he hits a ball, fair or foul, that is caught by a fielder before it touches the ground, 2) he is tagged, or first base is touched by a fielder holding the ball before the batter gets there, or 3) he strikes out.
www.momsguide.com /baseball/baseball1.html   (784 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Fair Ball: a Fan's Case for Baseball: Books: Bob Costas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And he's worried about the state of the game--superstar players abandoning the teams that helped them rise to greatness, the awkward interleague play system, the pennant-race-weakening wild cards, and the payroll disparity that effectively eliminates two-thirds of the teams in the league from having any chance to win the World Series--even before opening day.
Costas makes it clear from the outset that he's not a romantic, baseball-should-be-played-in-flannel traditionalist; indeed, some of his ideas--comprehensive revenue sharing and salary caps and floors--will be seen as radical by many team owners and players.
Throughout Fair Ball Costas's affection for the national pastime softens his occasionally strident tone.
www.amazon.ca /Fair-Ball-Fans-Case-Baseball/dp/0767904656   (1687 words)

  
 No Land Grab: Fair Ball
The Yankees are proposing a fair financial deal to the city.
Nationally, during the last 15 years, the public share in stadium development costs (that is, the stadium plus roads, utilities and so forth) for professional sports has averaged around 75 percent.
According to the plan, there will be 10 percent more park space, more ball fields, an upgrade to the existing running track and soccer field and the addition of basketball, handball and tennis courts.
www.nolandgrab.org /archives/2006/01/fair_ball.html   (738 words)

  
 eBay - Book: Fair Ball (ISBN: 0767904664)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fair Ball : A Fan's Case for Baseball by Bob Costas
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 [No title]
The ball is dead and no runners may advance.
in foul territory, it is a foul ball.
because of a ball batted by the improper batter or because of the improper
www.amherst.edu /~baseball/rules/batter.html   (3799 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball: Books: Bob Costas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With that in mind, I decided to read his book "Fair Ball" which is his manifesto as to how the game of major league baseball can be improved in the future.
A well written, concise book about the problems in baseball today, Fair Ball is a book that is now old.
The main points of contention in Fair Ball are revenue sharing, salary cap, divisional alignment and the playoff wildcard.
www.amazon.com /Fair-Ball-Fans-Case-Baseball/dp/0767904656   (2955 words)

  
 ToxicUniverse.com - Costas, Bob - 2001 - Fair Ball Books Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fair Ball appeared on the New York Times best-seller list in 2000, before its current release (with some updates) in paperback.
Fair Ball is especially relevant today, because the owners and players' association face another negotiation period after the 2001 season.
Costas discusses odds and ends like the designated hitter rule, the use of instant replay, and Pete Rose, but the main thrust of Fair Ball focuses on the economic inequalities MLB has structured into its system.
www.culturedose.net /review.php?rid=10001490   (1223 words)

  
 Bob Costas' Fair Ball
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Any real baseball fan needs to read a copy of Bob Costas' "Fair Ball." Costas addresses the issues pressing Major League Baseball, its owners, its players, and its fans.
Realignment - Under the "Fair Ball" plan, only the Houston Astros would be moved.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/5312/39270   (396 words)

  
 Financial Services Job Fair, Ball State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Employers may use this form to register for the fair, or call Steve Avila at (765) 285-5220 to register over the phone.
Registration will be accepted on a space-available basis for employers submitting payment or purchase orders.
Ball State University practices equal opportunity in education and employment and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.
www.bsu.edu /cob/finfairreg   (214 words)

  
 Boston Red Sox - On this one, fair ball is not the call - The Boston Globe
Boston Red Sox - On this one, fair ball is not the call - The Boston Globe
On this one, fair ball is not the call
It's also a sign; a good sign for the Sox that they have tremendous pitching depth.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/05/02/on_this_one_fair_ball_is_not_the_call   (764 words)

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