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Unread 08-14-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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Default Quick pitch?

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=17958639

Looks to me that the batter is ready for the pitch. There isn't a requirement to step back from the windup position, is there?
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Unread 08-14-2011, 04:33 AM   #2
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Looks to me that the batter is ready for the pitch. There isn't a requirement to step back from the windup position, is there?
That was not a quick return pitch.
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Default Re: Quick pitch?

I dont see QP - 8.01a ( may take a step back) - not required.
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Default Re: Quick pitch?

I had to watch the video twice because I thought the PU may have got caught off guard but everyone is set so I don't know what the problem was.
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Default Re: Quick pitch?

I'm missing something too.
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Default Re: Quick pitch?

This was not a quick return pitch. The batter was ready and the pitcher came to set and the batter was not "off guard".
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Default Re: Quick pitch?

Even though the step back isn't required ...if he does it in all his pitches, and then doesn't ...could that be the issue?
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Even though the step back isn't required ...if he does it in all his pitches, and then doesn't ...could that be the issue?
Only if the umpire was surprised by the move.
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Only if the umpire was surprised by the move.
I guess he was when he called it.
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Default Re: Quick pitch?

Not as surprised as the pitcher and manager.

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Default Re: Quick pitch?

Definitely a bad call. Everyone was set. I think the umpire possibly looked away or blinked, because there is no way that is a quick pitch.
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Yikes...ouch. Must have caught him off guard.
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