coach james (02-12-2018)
Coach's wife and #7's mom
I don't know if this is a good rule or not. It probably will affect a small population. If it is easier for the Umps, GREAT. But, If that is what the NCAA rules committee is going to pat themselves on the back for making this "major" rule change for 2018, They all need to be replaced. Are they all blind and def to what Mike White said about Illegal pitching. That should have been the number one point of emphasis this off season. Now the season is under way and nothing can be done. Unless the umpires take a stand. But, the illegal pitchers will get the wins, the awards and some the trophies and young girls will want to be like them. When will it stop. They know it goes on.
Not trying to be over dramatic just fed up with illegal pitching and we haven't got on a Barnhill Thread yet.
If umpires weren't calling batters out if they were obviously completely outside the box, why would they now call a batter out if her toe is just maybe barely outside? Seems like they added a lot of gray area to make the job of the umpire harder.
Or are you saying that they ultimately won't call them out for being 95% on the line and 5% over the line, but that looks better than not calling a girl out for being three feet out of the box? Maybe now they'll actually call the obvious ones?
Just talked to several guys who do college ball, not only do they not see this rule trickling down to club ball they said they see it being extremely short lived in NCAA. Coaches are in a tizzy over it being called, yet they are the ones that voted the rule in.
If umpires aren't calling it when a batter is clearly completely out, how are they supposed to notice a small part of the foot out of the box, especially once the lines get messed up?
Im getting sick of this rule pu calling slappers for being out of the box. Instant replay shows both feet clearly in box after contact, and anouncers agreeing with pu saying its a great rule. I'm assuming once a slapper starts her swing pu forgets about calling a pitch a strike or not and focuses his sight on ground where foot placement is. However if batter doesnt swing he then has to guess was the pitch a ball or strike. No pu can watch the ball position and the foot position at the same time and be accurate. This Is why pu is calling some batters out for being across the line when they were not. Saw 2 in same game last week probably cost the game.