Re: Rule question for a slow day part 2...
Originally Posted by Girevik
If a pitcher is thrown out of a game, or is injured, his replacement has all the time he needs to warm up.
The issue with the "delay" tactic it that is can be called a balk and you move the runners up. So instead, throw a couple balls behind the batter, get tossed, and the new guy comes in and loosens up at his leisure.
You cannot call a balk for a pitcher taking to much time to pitch.
There is no such rule.
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