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Old Fri Jun 17, 2022, 04:11pm
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Originally Posted by Tru_in_Blu View Post
Here’s one to add to the discussion list.

Do you pick up discarded bats during the course of a half-inning or at the end of an inning?

For NFHS games, I’m unlikely to touch a bat the entire game. For USA Softball, after the equipment check at the start of a game, I won’t touch a bat for the remainder of the game. (Exception: Questions of illegal bats.)

Like any other issue, people will be on either side of the argument. “He picks up their bats, but he doesn’t pick up our bats.” Whether it’s true or not, perception quickly becomes reality.
I "never" (almost) handle player's equipment and have also asked catchers to let the opponent get their own.
Yes, I know I said I don't instruct , but all rules have exceptions.
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