Re: MLB considering banning the fake to third, throw to first pickoff
Originally Posted by JB12
No need for this play in the game of baseball, therefore I agree with the ruling.
It should be a balk, as it's only a time filler and/or scheme to get batter's to show their hands early.
Agreed. It's a part of the game I find endlessly frustrating. If they make the rule change, it will be interesting to see if some pitchers that are accustomed to using the move as a way to buy some time/get their composure still occasionally do it out of habit.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.