Posted by raucous on 12/12/2013 5:09:00 PM (view original):
Posted by burnsy483 on 12/12/2013 5:07:00 PM (view original):No it isn't, however if you overrun 2nd base you can get called out.
Posted by Jtpsops on 12/12/2013 5:06:00 PM (view original):No, I assumed it was illegal to do that.
Runners have a right to the basebath. If a fielder is standing in front of the bag AT ANY BASE, the runner can run him over. You just don't see other bags blocked the way home plate is.
Even standing on the bag, do you never see 2B taken out?
I'm even just talking on slides. As long as you're still in the base path, you can hit the fielder. Technically, if the fielder was on the bag and you could run in full speed, hit him, and still stop yourself on the bag, it would be legal.