byfrcp wrote:If bringing your hand to your mouth while on the mound counts as a ball, why don't pitchers just go to their mouths 4 times to put a batter on base when they are asked to intentionally walk someone? It will save them 4 pitches from their pitch count, and in this day and age of pitch counts 4 pitches could mean being able to finish out an inning or not.
Is there a rule that I'm missing that doesn't allow this or not?
Ha thats a pretty awesome suggestion.
Although if a mans on base is it a balk? Is it only when they are on the rubber or on the mound?