benjapage wrote:home plate is 59' away, his stride looks about 6' long and he releases the ball 4' after that. it's got to look to batters like he's throwing from a softball mound. those pics really illuminate the ridiculous lenghth of homer's stride. thanks for posting.
What exactly is the rule regarding foot on the rubber and releasing the ball? (I thought, in theory, the back foot was to stay on the rubber til release, but it's overlooked like the extra step in basketball.)