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Today I saw a call incorrectly made that I wanted to clarify. A ball is foul based on where it is touched, not where the player is or where the players feet are. The ball is called based on the position of the BALL at the time it is contacted.
Therefore, if a player is standing fully in fair territory and reaches over into foul territory to make a play, and contacts the ball when the ball is in foul territory, the ball is foul. The position of the player or the player’s feet is irrelivant.
This is a call that is often made wrong and rarely understood in the stands.
Do you know any other strange rules that come into play often?