Here, work on these now, and if you think the rule book's going to help, good luck. PLAY 1: Runner on first base with a 1-1 count on the batter. As R1 takes off to second, the pitcher doesn't come to a stop and balks as he throws a wild pitch. R1 rounds second and, seeing the ball has gotten away from the catcher, R1 puts on the gas and tries for third. The catcher retrieves the ball and fires to third where R1 is nailed for the out. What's the ruling? PLAY 2: Runners on first and third when R1 steals second. The catcher gloves the pitch to throw to second to nail R1, but the batter's swing on the 2-1 count interferes with the catcher. The throw to retire R1 at second is unsuccessful, but the second baseman covering fires to third to get R3, who had strayed off the base in an attempt to go home on the throw. R3 is nailed for the out while trying to get back to third. What's the ruling?