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https://www.nfhs.org/articles/adjustment-made-to-pre-pitch-sequence-in-high-school-baseball/

High school baseball pitchers who do not receive signals from the catcher must now simulate taking a sign with one foot on the pitcher’s plate before proceeding with a pitch.

POEs:

  1. Monitoring Excessive Celebration
  2. Wearing Equipment as Intended by Manufacturers
  3. Safety of Coaches Sitting on Buckets Outside Bench/Dugout Area
  4. Umpiring Procedure for Lodged Ball
  5. Sportsmanship

(3 should be a good time for everyone concerned...right up there with jewelry.)

~Dawg

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9 minutes ago, SeeingEyeDog said:

https://www.nfhs.org/articles/adjustment-made-to-pre-pitch-sequence-in-high-school-baseball/

High school baseball pitchers who do not receive signals from the catcher must now simulate taking a sign with one foot on the pitcher’s plate before proceeding with a pitch.

POEs:

  1. Monitoring Excessive Celebration
  2. Wearing Equipment as Intended by Manufacturers
  3. Safety of Coaches Sitting on Buckets Outside Bench/Dugout Area
  4. Umpiring Procedure for Lodged Ball
  5. Sportsmanship

(3 should be a good time for everyone concerned...right up there with jewelry.)

~Dawg

Already posted here: The Pause That Refreshes.... - High School - Umpire-Empire

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1 hour ago, SeeingEyeDog said:

High school baseball pitchers who do not receive signals from the catcher must now simulate taking a sign with one foot on the pitcher’s plate before proceeding with a pitch.

That's tied for the dumbest rule change in the history of baseball.

I'm starting to think Matt's right.

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What's going on with No. 2?  Are kids using cups for elbow protectors?

14 minutes ago, maven said:

That's tied for the dumbest rule change in the history of baseball.

Yeah...that's going to be fun.  Let's waste some time between pitches and see if we cannot make 3+ hour games the norm.  So we have a kid that already knowns the pitch shaking off the pitch?

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At least they are finally putting the coaches sitting on buckets as a POE. 

I fight this every year since there are guys who don't want to enforce safety rules and that makes me the bad guy,

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Could the rules committee made it any more obvious that this appears to be a rule change made for the sake of having a rule change :crazy:? Even the POE titles sound more interesting than the rule change.

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