Thread: Gorilla Arm
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Old Fri Aug 03, 2012, 01:03pm
Manny A Manny A is offline
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Originally Posted by JJ View Post
The gorilla arm per se is not illegal in OBR, BUT...if the pitcher spins and throws without gaining ground it's a balk. But you knew that.
I only mention it because it was mentioned to me that sometimes a pitcher will have that arm hanging/swinging and the umpire will be so focused on that that he fails to observe the "gaining ground" issue.
Not sure why an OBR umpire would focus on something that is perfectly legal.
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