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    Re: 8/18/2014-Reds-At-Cards-BP&Frazier Return

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Chortleton View Post
    You don't have to make any effort whatsoever to get out of the way of a pitched ball that is coming at you. You can't intentionally move into a pitch that wouldn't otherwise hit you, but you can stand there and take one for the team all day long.
    Are you sure about that Norm? I thought you HAD to make an effort to avoid the ball.
    Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!

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    Re: 8/18/2014-Reds-At-Cards-BP&Frazier Return

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Are you sure about that Norm? I thought you HAD to make an effort to avoid the ball.
    You are correct. A batter hit by a pitched ball is awarded first base, unless:

    A) The pitched ball is a strike.

    Or

    b) The batter makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball.

    However, no one calls either exception these days.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: 8/18/2014-Reds-At-Cards-BP&Frazier Return

    ^ Let's just say it's one of those rules that is in the books, but is never enforced. The rule has always said if the batter makes no attempt to get out of the way, it should be called a strike if the ball is in the zone and a ball if it is not. But I've never seen it called in 40+ years.

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