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Old Fri May 27, 2005, 07:26pm
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Must a pitcher's motion to come set be continuous? In other words, can he pause or studder while he is in the process of coming set?

FED and OBR rules please
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Old Fri May 27, 2005, 07:58pm
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largeone,

The motion to come fully "set" must be continuous, FED and OBR.

Reference:

J/R (Assumes "in-contact" pitcher and at least one runner)

"It is a balk if a pitcher

1. hesitates in or interrupts his motion to join hands, pitch, throw, or disengage. [8.01b] [NFHS 6-1-1]
"

J/R goes on to explain that a pitcher who begins the motion of coming set is not necessarily required to complete it. He may "change" his motion to coming set into a throw to a base or disengage as long as he does it "in a fluid and continuous motion".

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(Edited to correct typo)
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Old Sat May 28, 2005, 01:32pm
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one I hadn't seen before

Pitcher is in "gorilla" stretch and stands up straight to take a deep breath, does not bring his hands together, does not move either of his feet. Definately NOT his normal move. He pauses a second, then comes set as he has done throughout the game.

Did I miss a balk?
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Old Sat May 28, 2005, 02:20pm
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Pitcher is in "gorilla" stretch and stands up straight to take a deep breath, does not bring his hands together, does not move either of his feet. Definately NOT his normal move. He pauses a second, then comes set as he has done throughout the game.

Did I miss a balk?
Yes. The "pauses a second" is the balk.
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Old Sat May 28, 2005, 07:54pm
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coming set

depending on rules used gorilla arm could be balk too
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Old Tue May 31, 2005, 07:33am
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Pitcher is in "gorilla" stretch and stands up straight to take a deep breath, does not bring his hands together, does not move either of his feet. Definately NOT his normal move. He pauses a second, then comes set as he has done throughout the game.

Did I miss a balk?
In FED ball the gorilla arm is a balk.
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