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Baseball's rulebook is filled with obscure rules

Updated: July 22, 2010, 6:42 PM ET
By Matt Lindner

Batting coach Don Mattingly had just wrapped up a visit to the mound and was heading back to the dugout when first baseman James Loney called him back to ask him a question, and San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy pounced.

Even though the umpires hadn't seen it initially, Bochy claimed Mattingly's journey was in violation of baseball's rulebook. Instant replay showed Bochy was right.

Rule 8.06: "A manager or coach is considered to have concluded his visit to the mound when ...

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