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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:53 am

Fun times in switch-pitcher land.
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:58 am

The Yankees have a switch-pitcher and a 12 fingered pitcher in the system. ;-D
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:07 am

KCollins1304 wrote:The Yankees have a switch-pitcher and a 12 fingered pitcher in the system. ;-D

12 fingers, eh?

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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:09 am

But seriously, how could the umpires not see a situation like this coming? It seemed like ultimately they weren't sure. If I was umpiring and that guy was on the roster, I would make sure that I knew the correct rules. It wouldn't have been that hard to contact whatever the highest authority on umpiring is.
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:18 am

Yeah, you'd think the ump would know the rules.

Guess that's why he's still in the minors.
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby Phatferd » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:01 pm

So, what is the official ruling on this? I never figured out what the rule is in that situation. Was it that he has to see at least one pitch if he steps into the batters box?
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:09 pm

The article in the first post says that the pitcher has to declare first and remain with that hand throughout the AB.

This ump botched it.
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:24 pm

It sounds like it boils down to that the pitcher has to say first. But at what point has he "declared"? Is it when he steps on the rubber? What if the batter steps in the box before he takes the rubber? Is the batter allowed to step out of the box and go to the other side? I haven't ever seen the exact text governing the situation, but I'd be interested in reading it if anyone has it.
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby Madison » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:44 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Fun times in switch-pitcher land.


Thank you! ;-D ;-D

I caught the blurb on Sportscenter, but didn't get to see the whole thing. That's awesome! ;-D
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Re: Ambidextrous Div I Relief Pitcher

Postby Old_Style » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:43 pm

It would be cool to see this guy or another ambidextrous pitcher make it to the bigs.
The guy could throw complete games like it's nothing.
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