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Old Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:23pm
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IMO, the rule involving taking a signal is now and always had been a waste of ink in the rule book.

The general purpose is about timing for the batter to be aware the pitcher can start a delivery. All rule sets have demands and restrictions in place that provides such an indicator without anything involving the taking of a signal in any manner.
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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