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Old Thu Aug 01, 2019, 09:49am
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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA View Post
And who says there is a signal to be taken?
From the press release:

While the pitcher takes the signal, her stride foot may be on or behind the pitcher’s plate as far back as desired. Once the pitcher initially sets the toe of her stride foot, she cannot move it to increase the distance behind the pitcher’s plate. In addition, the pitcher must take or appear to take a signal while in the pitching and signal-taking positions.
So whether or not there is an actual signal, she is required to be in this "signal-taking" position (facing the catcher with at least her pivot foot contacting the plate, and her hands separated) to take or simulate taking. She can no longer take or simulate taking while not in contact with the plate.
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