Your teammate has just been hit on the hands by a wild pitch. He’s given first base.
However, in the process of shaking off the sting from being hit, his walk to first turns into a field trip back and forth as indicated in the picture below.
The coach from the other dugout comes out and points to the plate umpire… “he’s out of the baseline … he’s out of the baseline!”
You know the plate umpire is a rookie, and so far so good. But this puts a new wrinkle on things. There’s a meeting at the plate of both bench coaches and they all look over to you for some help.
Knowing that you know the rules , back and forward, they ask for your take on the base runner taking the scenic route while going to first.
What would be your decision?