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Old Tue Feb 20, 2007, 04:24pm
LMan LMan is offline
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Originally Posted by Paul L
Batter's intent clearly was to avoid the pitch, and not to attempt to strike at the pitch.
You answered your own question. But I have seen batters clearly hack at the pitch as they bailed out....

Q1: In OBR the PU must honor the request for appeal. In FED it is not a requirement, but its not a smart move to refuse.

Q2: The criteria for judging the swing is the same for the BU as for the PU...did the batter make an attempt to hit the ball?

I dont understand the 'make an independent judgment' part. Are you asking if he should take the PUs ruling into account? Thats always going to be "Ball", or the appeal would not have been made.....

Last edited by LMan; Tue Feb 20, 2007 at 04:31pm.