program on baseball rules should be a compulsory course for
coaches and players at all levels of organized baseball. Even
the most seasoned veterans of the game can glean useful points
on the application and interpretation of the Official Baseball
Rules that may make a difference in the outcome of a game.
And Rich presents it all in an interesting manner citing actual
examples from historic games."
- Tal Smith,
President, Baseball Operations, Houston Astros
off when Gabe Kapler tore his Achilles and collapsed going around
second base after Tony Graffanino had hit a homer. Graffanino
alertly stopped in the basepath and the Red Sox invoked rule
5.10(c)(1) that allowed them to insert a pinch-runner for Kapler..."
- Bill Madden,
New York Daily News, September 18, 2005
always think you're abreast of everything concerning the rules,
until you run into a guy like Rich. He gave us solid interpretations.
Not everything in the rule book is concrete. We all learned
things, and we enjoyed it. Some of the things I picked up could
determine whether or not I argue a call."
- Bob Melvin,
Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks
teams prepare for unconventional situations that can come up
- The Associated
September 16, 2005
think you always learn something when you read about the rules.
You think you know them all. The examples that were made to
talk about the rule were interesting. All the players were
very attentive. I think the interference and appeal plays were
the most intriguing. Players rely on us to tell them a lot
of things. It's our obligation to do that."
- Joe Torre,
Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers
figure if it has a chance of helping us win one game, or turn
around one decision throughout the course of the year, it'll
be a great investment. It's just common sense. The more knowledgeable
you are about the elements of the game, the more of an advantage
- Theo Epstein,
General Manager, Boston Red Sox
of the highlights of our 2005 Player Development Seminar was
Rich Marazzi's RULEBALL Program. The two-day seminar was clear,
concise and thought provoking for me and our staff. Rich's
presentation style and skills make the material come alive.
We had great discussions and we all learned a great deal. It
was time well spent."
- Tim Purpura,
Former General Manager, Houston Astros
a lot of things you (players) probably didn't know about. There
were things that everybody learned. There are situations when
you come into contact with those plays and it's good to know."
- Derek Jeter,
Shortstop, New York Yankees
was good. I think more guys need to be educated about the rules.
Good stuff man!"
- Alex Rodriguez,
Third Baseman, New York Yankees
Yankees and the Red Sox in game seven of the American League
Championship Series again this season - the game could be decided
by which team paid more attention to Rich Marazzi in Spring
- New York
Times, March 27, 2005