Thread: Balk or Not
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Old Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:20am
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Originally Posted by Rich Ives View Post
My interp was that it was because he didn't call a balk when 4.03 says it's a balk.
From the OP: "Pitcher is intentionally walking batter, catcher steps out for pitch as pitcher releases ball......

Sounds like the umpire was properly applying 4.03 here, since he didn't call a balk and the coach was complaining. So I'm not sure why 3ump felt the umpire was wrong.
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