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Old Mon Oct 09, 2006, 02:16pm
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Originally Posted by LakeErieUmp
I cut myself off.
Remember, this is a player safety rule. If the batter has stepped in, and is looking at the pitcher, the pitcher doesn't have to wait for him to do his whole Jim Thome pointing thing. Once he's in and looking there is no longer a safety issue and we play ball.
I disagree, let the batter get set. Just because he has both feet in the box doesn't mean he is ready.

Now, if he is delaying setting up, it's now your job to get him ready. If he refuses, tell him to step out and tell the pitcher to pitch. this is now a directed strike, even if it goes obver the backstop.
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