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Defensive Indifference… and why defenses should not be indifferent about them

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Towards the end of my scoring rule article covering stolen bases, I make a mention of the situation that is scored as defensive indifference.   And if you read it, you can tell that I’m not extremely fond of this rule the way that it is written.  The rule says not to score a stolen base when “a runner advances solely because of the defensive team’s indifference to the runner’s advance“.  It then adds some helpful comments to determine how to tell whether the team was in fact indifferent such as this nugget of wisdom telling you to Read the rest of this entry

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