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Post  ssilvert on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:32 pm

The USATF's policy on a third place dead heat for the Olympic Trials is way too complicated. With the new rule competitors can try to resolve the issue by declining, racing, or coin toss. And there are lots of stipulations about each choice. Instead, they should just use the baseball rule.



The baseball rule is really simple. A tie goes to the runner.

Stan


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Post  Jerry on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:42 pm

Jerry has no clue about baseball rules, shorter legs win?
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Post  Michael Enright on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:44 pm

That's very funny, and would be even better if the "tie goes to the runner" rule we all (except for Jerry) learned as kids were actually the rule. At least in MLB, I understand that it is not, at least officially.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:44 pm

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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:14 pm

lol!
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Post  Jerry on Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:35 pm

Runner is the batter?
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Post  Diego on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:02 pm

Pretty funny Stan.

I hadn't seen this picture that close up before. It's pretty obvious that the tie in this race case should have gone to the runner Tarmoh--way more leg and torso over the line. I'd say that USATF and all the commentators need glasses, but whatever.... She made her choice. tongue

I think it's cool that a good friend will be the USOC head team physician(chief medical officer) at the London Olympics, the first women ever chosen for that position.
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Post  dot520 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:52 am

Did they have the run off yet? What was the result?
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:53 am

@dot520 wrote:Did they have the run off yet? What was the result?

Tarmoh backed out with a load of complaints.
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Post  Tim C on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:10 pm

In the official MLB rules, there is no tie. Either the ball beat the runner, or the runner beats the ball. It's up to the umpire to decide which got there first.

I wonder how many of us grew up playing ball repeating tie goes to the runner just because that's what we had always heard????
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Post  Jim fredericks on Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:49 am

What tie? Looks to me like runner #1 is obviously ahead.
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Post  ssilvert on Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:05 pm

@Jim fredericks wrote:What tie? Looks to me like runner #1 is obviously ahead.

The winner is the runner whose torso crosses the line first. Other body parts don't matter. That's one of the things that makes it so hard. It's often tough to see when the torso crossed the line.

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