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Rules question

I saw in a game one time where on a sac fly, the left fielder bobbled the ball before he caught it. The runner at 3rd took off when the ball first hit his glove, thus leaving too early and he was called out on an appeal.

My question is, why don't LFers do this on purpose? It seems like it would be pretty easy to purposely bobble the ball, and a guy is always going to run when it first hits the glove. Is there a rule against this?

 

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