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Thread: MLB considering banning the fake to third, throw to first pickoff

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    Re: MLB considering banning the fake to third, throw to first pickoff

    Quote Originally Posted by JB12 View Post
    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.
    This is my argument as to why it should be left alone along w/ the fake tags, fake pop up's on hit & run and all other trickery being employed by heads up players.

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    Re: MLB considering banning the fake to third, throw to first pickoff

    Quote Originally Posted by Salukifan2 View Post
    I'm not certain as to the rules but ive seen some posters are saying that it is against the rules for a pitcher to attempt to decieve runners. If that is true then the lefty pickoff move should also be a balk if the pitcher's foot travels in any direction toward first base other than a straight line.

    While every umpire is different most abide by a 45 degree angle rule.
    I agree that a ton of lefties pick off moves are a balk they are just never called.


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