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There are basically three areas to consider here: fair territory, foul territory, and out-of-play territory.

A ground foul ball is not playable.

A fly foul ball is playable if it is not in out-of-play territory.

A fly foul ball is not playable if it is in out-of-play territory.

An example of out-of-play territory might be a dugout. Out-of-play territory should be defined by the rule book, the ground rules, or by the umpires prior to game time.

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