In this interview, Howard M. Wasserman talks to Alexander “The Engineer” Lim, host of AuthorStory by alvinwriter.com, about his book, Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History and Strategy of Baseball's Most (In)Famous Rule.
“The study of law is the study of rules.” ~Howard M. Wasserman
The infield fly rule is well-known because it is a named rule, and Howard remarks that the nearest parallel rule in another sport is the offside rule in soccer. He also remarks that one of the fascinations of baseball for lawyers and judges is that law can be explored through the rules that rule baseball, as the study of law is essentially the study of rules, and that the rules society runs by are, just as in sports, intended to enable things to run smoothly.
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