|2B Umpire Cuzzi rules Braun out; Segura begins his retreat.|
Segura, meanwhile, thought he had been declared out and began jogging towards the Brewers first base dugout, staying within the baseline (not to be confused with his base path) between first and second base (or technically, 2nd-1st). As the Cubs were clearly not expecting a play at first base, Segura, upon realizing his error, ran into first base without a throw.
Play continued with one out (Braun) and Segura assuming R1's role at first base. After a Rickie Weeks strikeout, Segura attempted to steal second base and was thrown out to end the inning.
Q: This group case play is worth one point and like Case Play 2013-02 expires Sunday night; to secure your Case Play point, be sure to include your username in your reply (or as your posting name)—Were the umpires correct in their enforcement, both in ruling Braun out, Segura safe and allowing Segura to return to first base? If not, how should play have resumed?
Video: Segura's adventure: R2 becomes R1 before finally being retired attempting to return as R2 (MIL)
Here's a hint (that might equally be a red herring): In the early 1900s, former Milwaukee Brewer (yes, it's true) Germany Schaefer stole first base in his ongoing bid to entertain fans and win a game. According to SABR, Schaefer's antics in stealing first during an August 4, 1911 Detroit Tigers and White Sox game on HOF umpire Tom Connolly's watch led to a key MLB rule change...