The Summer Patriot Division is officially instituting the "Extra Base" rule in order to prevent any (further) injuries as players run for first base. The rule is laid out below. Along with a lovely Paint picture made by me.
WAKA Official Rule Revision 1/2008
1.06 - Optional Extra Base
a. Fielders trying to make an out on first base must touch the base to the inside of the cone (first base). Runners hindered by a fielder touching the Extra Base will be safe.
b. Runners not attempting to advance to second base and touching the first base will be out.
c. If no fielder is on first base, and/or the runner is attempting to advance to second base, the runner may touch first base.
d. The Extra Base is only available for runners traveling from home plate.
e. Once a runner has reached first base safely the runner may not stand on or touch the Extra Base. Any runner doing so will be out.
f. No additional base may be used at any other base.
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