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Thread: Batter out of the box

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    When DD started pitching she used to mark up the pitching circle with her heal.

    You can ask umpire to do almost anything you want but I do not think the are allowed to mark up field like that.

    Just find this funny, umpire marks it, batter erases it. Stop erasing my line! Could see it becoming a battle of wills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyHScoach View Post
    I don't know if you can request it but I can tell you if you draw it in for them they let you watch the rest of the game from the bus.
    LOL, that is true, and if one of my players drew it for him, he would be the 2nd person behind me to kick her out of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeBW View Post
    We once played a game where the lines were gone, and the ump kept warning our girls. He then took one of the batter's bats and drew a makeshift box in the dirt. Ever see this? Is it legal? Can you ask an ump to do that? Just wondering for future reference.
    He can call it without lines, I guess he was giving the players a visual reference for how he was calling the game.

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    The batter's box dimensions are defined by rule and are there on the field whether the lines are gone or not.

    An umpire should not be drawing lines on the field. Usually there is enough of a portion of the line that has not been wiped out that can be used as a visual reference.

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    Ha ha....did that once and watched from the outfield fence quietly......)

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