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Old January 19 2013, 03:01 AM   #229
Tom Hendricks
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Re: MLB Offseason 2012

Looks like MLB will institute the new balk rule voted on in 2012 and the Players Association vetoed. The Third to First step-off will now be a balk. While I agree with it being a balk, I wish they would add the Step Towards First as well. Usually left handers who raise their leg and then step towards First, catching runners breaking on motion. I think that all "pick-offs" should require Stepping Off the rubber.

Another little tidbit is teams will be able to add additional coach, an interpreter and this coach can visit the mound with the Manager. Now when the Manager yells at the Pitcher to just thrown the fucking ball, the non-english speaking Pitcher will understand.
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