Thread: D3K differences
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Old Sun May 25, 2014, 06:07am
Manny A Manny A is offline
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The POE is conflicting. It says teams SHOULD not huddle. And then it says if they do, they should not violate any rules regarding time limits, etc.

In our state, it's no longer emphasized, as far as I can tell. Teams huddle right next to their dugout entrance, and I've never seen any umpires tell them to stop. It seems to me if there was a real concern, then the POE would still be, well, emphasized, and other activities outside of the dugout, like running to the foul poles as I previously mentioned, should also be prohibited and removed from the rule.
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