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Old Fri Jul 21, 2017, 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by Manny A View Post
Okay, there's some misconception out there that the one-foot-in-the-box rule is unnecessary because batters have 10 seconds between pitches to be ready, so why make it a big deal to force batters to keep one foot in? As long as they have those 10 seconds between pitches, who cares where they go as long as they're back and ready by the end of the countdown?
So the batter should be permitted to run out to the coach for a quick un-charged conference if they can do it in 10 seconds?

Don't know how to make it any simpler. These are two separate rules.
The bat issue in softball is as much about liability, insurance and litigation as it is about competition, inflated egos and softball.
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