Thread: Quick Pitch?
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Old Mon Oct 09, 2006, 03:27pm
LakeErieUmp LakeErieUmp is offline
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Dave - that is just what I said in the second part of my post "If the batter has stepped in, and is looking at the pitcher".

Standing in, looking at the pitcher, batter's got to get himself ready otherwise there's no distinction between in the box and not in the box.

By "own risk" I didn't mean physical risk, I meant if he's in the box and looking at the pitcher that's not the time to reach for a chaw. No different than if the batter's in the box, wants time, AND DOESN'T GET IT a pitch can be called a strike.

I might have used a better term than "own risk".
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