is this legal?
i came across a situation that i really have never seen or done before but one of my buddies told me another friend did this and i'm wondering what the rule is. if someone plays safe on you and you are hooked and the 9 ball (or any other ball) is sitting for an easy combination shot to win the game and you are afraid that if you kick and and hit the lowest numbered ball you're still going to lose. so you go up and purposely foul and hit the 9 ball away with your cue stick to take away the combo. should you replace the 9 ball as best as you can to its original position and take ball in hand anyways or should it be a loss of game? i think you should take ball in hand and replace the object ball as close back to where you think it was and maybe if you do it again as a second foul later on you should then lose the game after a warning has been givin to you not to do it. that's just my thoughts about it. anyone know what really happens or atleast should happen?
don't take any shot for granted...that's how you can easily blow run outs :-)