"One quirk in baseball, as stated by the official mlb.com rules 4.05
(a) The offensive team shall station two base coaches on the field during its term at bat, one near first base and one near third base. (b) Base coaches shall be limited to two in number and shall (1) be in team uniform, and (2) remain within the coach’s box at all times. PENALTY: The offending base coach shall be removed from the game, and shall leave the playing field. Rule 4.05 Comment: It has been common practice for many years for some coaches to put one foot outside the coach’s box or stand astride or otherwise be slightly outside the coaching box lines. The coach shall not be considered out of the box unless the opposing manager complains, and then, the umpire shall strictly enforce the rule and require all coaches (on both teams) to remain in the coach’s box at all times."
this quote only applies to baseball, and therefore does not encompass the whole spectrum this article must encompass. also, specific rule transcriptions should be avoided, given they have no place in a wikipedia article. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 21:06, 12 August 2012 (UTC)