F.A.Q.

F.A.Q.

Answered by Tim Loat – I’m sure there are plenty of wrong answers but feel free to e-mail me the right ones!

Q: Do I have to hold runners at other bases?
A: You must announce that you’re holding the runner at other bases.
Q: When do CLUTCH and JAM come into effect?
A: Anytime there are two outs and a runner in scoring position or when the tying or winning run is at the plate in the 7th inning onwards.
Q: When am I NOT allowed to hit and run?
A: When there isn’t a runner at first and an open base or when there’s two outs and the batter does not have the H+R symbol or after a failed bunt attempt.
Q: When do defensive rust rules come in? Can they affect “A” catchers?
A: After 6 innings of catching, with temperatures in the 90’s. Catchers who catch more than 12 innings in 1 day. No change for A durability.
Q: When does a reliever’s warm-up end?
A: If a reliever has warmed for two innings, he must start the following inning or he becomes tired.
Q: Can you bunt after a missed steal attempt?
A: No but you can H+R.
Q: If I announce the wrong line-up to start a game but it HASN’T begun are their any consequences to making a change (i.e. I screwed up my batting order, or didn’t realize the opposition starter was a lefty)?
A:
Q: When does rust kick in?
A: Every PLAYER must use offensive rest rules after playing in the field for 5 consecutive games without a day off with temperatures in the 80′s or 90′s.  They must continue to use offensive rest rules until they get a day off. Catchers use offensive rust when playing a day game after a night game or catching more than 6 innings in 90 degrees or 12 innings in one day.
Q: How many at bats does a pitcher need to PH?
A: 60.
Q: Is there any # of atbats that lets a pitcher hit without being in the JAM?
A: No.
Q: Do we use the temperature rule for rest?
A: Every PLAYER must use offensive rest rules after playing in the field for 5 consecutive games without a day off with temperatures in the 80′s or 90′s.  They must continue to use offensive rest rules until they get a day off.
Q: What are the rules for replacing a suspended player?
A: Players who are under suspension may be replaced on the active roster.  For the purposes of options, the suspended list is the same as the disabled list.
Q: What happens if there is no eligible pitcher ready to start an inning?
A: A pitcher comes into the game tired for one batter.
Q: What happens if you run out of eligible pitchers in a game and the guy on the mound gets hurt?
A: Use a position player to pitch.
Q: If a BBTG injury is for your starting pitcher, is it automatically for a longer amount of time than the original days?  i.e. if he’s only going to miss a day, is he required to miss more?
A: He must miss this start in the rotation and would be eligible to come back for his next scheduled start.
Q: Can you only play corners in, or does the whole infield have to come in?
A: You may play corners in but on a hard grounder on the batter’s card, it will be a hit regardless where it’s hit. For purposes of the range plays, only the 1B and 3B are affected.
Q. if your starting pitcher goes down, can you make mid-series moves to bring up a pitcher from the minors without placing your starting pitcher on the DL?  i.e. again, BBTG play and your pitcher steps on a nail and is out for 3 days, can you bring up someone the next day to take his place (sending down a rookie player to prevent special waivers)?
A: Yes, you can.
Q: Not sure if it’s been asked or not but more info on the Rest for catchers rule.  Like if a Catcher has an A durability rating can be catch all 7 games of the series?  Any adjustments?  What if there is a day game after a night game?
A: No.
Q. does resting your catcher once during a series mean he can’t play at all?  or can’t play behind the plate?  i.e. could he play first base if carded for it.
A: He must rest a full day without playing at all unless he played less than the number required for rest in the rulebook.
Q: In the regular bizarre chart does a less than 5 game injury need to be scaled up like in the BBTG for pitchers?
A: No. If the starting pitcher gets hurt in that game, he would have to likely wait until his next start anyways.
Q: How many games does it need to be in the 90’s before a player needs to rest? Does this apply to ‘A’ durability guys?
A: Players who play for 5 consecutive days with the temperature in the 80’s OR 90’s.
Q: When can I manage myself into a corner?
A: 9th inning onwards.

 

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