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Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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5 Responses

  1. David S. Cohen says:

    What form of American baseball does Frank watch? Tie goes to the fielder? In what world?

  2. Dave Hoffman says:

    David, you ask the kind of question that gets us into dark and deep waters.

    It turns on the interpretation of the official rule, and the meaning of the word “before.” Check out this page for a taste of the dispute.

  3. David S. Cohen says:

    I think the author of that page has it exactly right (other than the comma outside the quote mark): “The portion of the rule in section 6.05 that applies to this states, ‘A batter is out when after he hits a fair ball, he or first base is tagged before he touches first base.’ Since the rule states ‘before’, it is easy to assume that a tie does in fact go to the runner.”

  4. bill says:

    “Tie goes to the runner” is something people say.

    But if you actually watch major league baseball, you will understand that the tie in fact goes to the fielder.

    Its aphorism versus actual umpiring practice.

  5. WHITEPRIDE says: