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16-08-2014, 03:28 PM
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Balk! Runner advances.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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16-08-2014, 03:31 PM
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All the years my son played ball I could never 'see' a balk. Never understood it. Got it now - thanks. Dodgy

See here they are the bruises some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way. - JF
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16-08-2014, 03:34 PM
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(16-08-2014 03:31 PM)Anjele Wrote:  All the years my son played ball I could never 'see' a balk. Never understood it. Got it now - thanks. Dodgy

A Balk is when a Pitcher makes a full throwing motion either towards the plate or an occupied base without throwing the ball. Since it is intended to cause the runner to jump and show whether they are planning on attempting to steal the base it is considered bad form and once called all runners advance one base.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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16-08-2014, 03:42 PM
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(16-08-2014 03:34 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(16-08-2014 03:31 PM)Anjele Wrote:  All the years my son played ball I could never 'see' a balk. Never understood it. Got it now - thanks. Dodgy

A Balk is when a Pitcher makes a full throwing motion either towards the plate or an occupied base without throwing the ball. Since it is intended to cause the runner to jump and show whether they are planning on attempting to steal the base it is considered bad form and once called all runners advance one base.

Oh, I know the specifics, I can call a penalty in football better than my husband but the damn balk in baseball is one I always miss.

See here they are the bruises some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way. - JF
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16-08-2014, 03:51 PM
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(16-08-2014 03:42 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(16-08-2014 03:34 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  A Balk is when a Pitcher makes a full throwing motion either towards the plate or an occupied base without throwing the ball. Since it is intended to cause the runner to jump and show whether they are planning on attempting to steal the base it is considered bad form and once called all runners advance one base.

Oh, I know the specifics, I can call a penalty in football better than my husband but the damn balk in baseball is one I always miss.

It's such a subjective call (much like pass interference in football) it really depends on the Umpire more than anything else.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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16-08-2014, 04:02 PM
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(16-08-2014 03:24 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(16-08-2014 03:19 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
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You throw like a Pop Star.

That makes me embarrassed for my gender. Weeping

No, it's a popstar thing. Picture Biebs pitching. Shy
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16-08-2014, 04:08 PM
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(16-08-2014 03:31 PM)Anjele Wrote:  All the years my son played ball I could never 'see' a balk. Never understood it. Got it now - thanks. Dodgy

I've seen them called in pro-ball where the pitcher barely even flinched. Huh
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16-08-2014, 04:12 PM
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Pass interference is one the craziest calls in football. The balk being the dumbest one in baseball.

See here they are the bruises some were self-inflicted and some showed up along the way. - JF
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16-08-2014, 04:22 PM
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(16-08-2014 04:02 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  
(16-08-2014 03:24 PM)Anjele Wrote:  That makes me embarrassed for my gender. Weeping

No, it's a popstar thing. Picture Biebs pitching. Shy

He didn't fail as bad as some others (it was catchable) This guy however...

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(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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16-08-2014, 06:59 PM
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And I win!Thumbsup
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