We experimented with it last year so it should not be a surprise that this year we will have the commitment line and the wide line at home plate. All plays at home will be a force play, the catcher must be touching the plate the mat does not count. Any runner who touches home plate is out, the runner must cross the alternate line! Once a runner passes the commitment line they cannot return to 3rd. The umpires will explain the first night but I just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
This is a safety issue to avoid collisions and injury at home plate!
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