P ignoring runners is tantamount to asking for delayed steals. Looking is not making a play. now if they flinch while staring down maybe, but looking, I would have P argue they are staring at someone in the stands.I responded to Rick M stating that his DD aggressively spins around to face base runners.
His contention is that since she doesn't raise the ball the look back rule is still in play.
That's not necessarily the case. It's a judgment call.
In my judgement, a pitcher doing that is making a play on the runner.
If a pitcher wants to keep the look back rule in play and remove as much subjective judgment as possible, they should ignore the base runners completely.