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Railsplitter
07-08-2007, 08:37 PM
Anybody else notice two things about pitches on ball 3?

1. a 3-0 pitch will not be called a ball uless it is completely out of the strike zone.

2. If the batter takes a step toward first before, the ump gives the call on a close pitch, it will be called a strike.

getonbckthr
07-08-2007, 09:03 PM
Anybody else notice two things about pitches on ball 3?

1. a 3-0 pitch will not be called a ball uless it is completely out of the strike zone.

2. If the batter takes a step toward first before, the ump gives the call on a close pitch, it will be called a strike.
Rumor has it this also applies 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 1-1, 1-0, 1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2

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07-08-2007, 09:51 PM
Rumor has it this also applies 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 1-1, 1-0, 1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2
:redneck

thomas35forever
07-08-2007, 11:02 PM
:threadrules:

GregO23
07-09-2007, 12:55 AM
Anybody else notice two things about pitches on ball 3?

1. a 3-0 pitch will not be called a ball uless it is completely out of the strike zone.

2. If the batter takes a step toward first before, the ump gives the call on a close pitch, it will be called a strike.

Thats a ''railsplitter''

Railsplitter
07-09-2007, 08:51 AM
Rumor has it this also applies 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 1-1, 1-0, 1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2

Wrong phraseology. How about an 0-0 pitch that edges the strike zone is more likely to be called a ball than a 3-0?

Clembasbal
07-09-2007, 09:42 AM
2. If the batter takes a step toward first before, the ump gives the call on a close pitch, it will be called a strike.


As somebody that went to umpiring school will tell you...never let the hitter show you up, it is your call not theirs.

downstairs
07-09-2007, 10:12 AM
As somebody that went to umpiring school will tell you...never let the hitter show you up, it is your call not theirs.

I've never understood the whole stepping to 1st before the call.

1. The ump is far too well trained to even consider any politics.

2. It only makes the batter look foolish if called a strike. It never makes the ump look like he made a bad call.