Thread: Quick Pitch?
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Old Tue Oct 10, 2006, 07:57am
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Originally Posted by Tim C
In games played by high school aged players and above most successful umpires will interface with the catchers and clearly define to them that it is their responsibility to keep a pitcher from pitching too quickly.
I was reading this thread, and getting frustrated...then I saw Tee's post and again he gets it, IMHO.

Simply put, use your catchers!!

In my high school games and above, I simply say to the catcher, "hey, protect the batter for me, o.k.?"

I have NEVER had a single catcher turn around and ask "what do you mean, blue?" , much less even argue. It takes care of the problem every time. Unless he just started catching that day, the catcher knows exactly what you mean...and the problem takes care of itself without anyone (i.e. coaches) even knowing you did anything about it.
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