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Old Wed May 18, 2005, 09:09pm
Matthew F Matthew F is offline
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I'm just curious as why it's only (in my experience) used when you have a runner on 2nd with 2 outs?

If the purpose of the mechanic is to inform/confirm a possible timing play, why isn't it used for other possible non "2-out-man-on-2nd" timing play scenerios?

It sounds like a number of veteran umpires here don't use the timing play signal. I would almost think this is a mechanic for newer umpires (to help remind them about a potential timing play at the plate), but I've worked with several organizations in the Maryland area and they all use this signal.
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