Fair or Foul?

You’ve shown some pretty savvy play during your invitation to a pro camp,for catchers - pretty savvy.

So, to wrap things up between you and a couple of other prospects, now the club wants to know how savvy you are with the rules of baseball. Seeing how your a catcher, the leader on the field, the club gives you and the others the following picture. This picture contains the home plate area, including both batter’s boxes, first and third base lines, and a selection of baseball locations, one (1) through seven (7).

You’re told that a batter has just hit a pitch and it went straight down, spun in the dirt, and came to a complete stop.

You know have to decide if the ball is fair or foul.

So, for each location, one (1), thourght seven (7), mark fair or foul.

By the way, your also told that with runners on, the score is tied, bottom of the 12th inning, this is the play that could decide the game - not to mention bounus money for all those on the roster.

(1) - fair or foul
(2) - fair or foul
(3) - fair or foul
(4) - fair or foul
(5) - fair or foul
(6) - fair or foul
(7) - fair or foul

Oh, … I forgot to tell ya … this can happen at least once in each inning for 7 innings, so if you get it wrong that’s a judgement error against your contract … it’ll only cost you … oh … about three grand each. And if your a roster player for the season … a season with at least 130 games on your list of “starts” … you should get it right for … oh … say, half of those games anyway. (heck… you can afford it … right?)

Coach B.

What are the ansewers?

Perhaps this will help…

Coach B.

I never knew that the bottom point of the plate is where the foul line starts. Thats pretty interesting.