Your club has a runner on second and a runner on first.
The other club’s pitcher pitches a ball, but it bounces in the dirt. Their catcher does a scoop with the mitt and his free hand, turns his back to give the ball to the plate umpire for a new ball … and off to the races goes the runners on first and second… they advance cleanly.
The catcher now turns around and tosses the new ball back to the pitcher, and starts to squak. NOW WHAT!
Can these runners do that? Is this an error charged on the catcher? What?
This actually happend to a club I was with and it decided a playoff spot for us. When I turned to our skipper and asked “what-da-ya think”, he pointed to the plate umpire and said… and I quote…" get him a uniform".