|Country Joe West explains his call to Kinsler.|
This is interference and was correctly officiated. Rule 6.01(a)(5) specifies this brand of interference: "Any batter or runner who has just been put out, or any runner who has just scored, hinders or impedes any following play being made on a runner. Such runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate."
|V-Mart pays no attention to the ball hitting him.|
*NOTE: The fielder made a play on the runner by keeping him at third. "Making a play on" may be confusing since the runner didn't get to home plate and wasn't tagged nor was there a tag attempt, so think of it in terms of, "Why did F3 throw to the catcher?" If the answer is, "Because of the runner at third," then he indeed has satisfied the "play being made on a runner" criterion. In other words, would he have thrown home had there been no runner at third base? Probably not.