SeeingEyeDog Posted November 7, 2022 Report Share Posted November 7, 2022 Greetings brothers, I'd like to begin by saying, I try to always be in a state of being open to new things when it comes to The Craft. The way we work games even at the amateur level is significantly different than we worked 5, 10 or even 30 years ago...or more going back to the earliest days of the game. I was trained that when coming out of a dead ball, if there are runners on we wait for the pitcher to be on the pitcher's plate with the baseball, the catcher is in the catcher's box and the batter is in the batter's box and ready to go...at which point the PU points to F1 and says, "Play!". And when we are coming out of a dead ball with NO RUNNERS ON, we still make sure the pitcher is on the pitcher's plate, the catcher is in the catcher's box and the batter is in the batter's box and ready to go but, the PU allows F1 to deliver on his schedule. Yes, we get the occasional quick pitch or other illegal pitches and we respond accordingly. Today, I had a junior partner tell me between innings that when putting the ball back into play with NO RUNNERS ON, we should still point but, there is no verbal. When I asked him why he said, "So everyone knows the ball is back in play..." Ok brothers, the plaid courtesy phone lines are open and...it's your turn. What do you and your associations do here? Why do you do what you do? And if you are using the above described mechanic (point with no verbal with no runners) can you please give me some context and or merit as to why this is improving the game, improving game management, etc.? ~Dawg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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