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Re: Illegal half swings in conference
That's what I'm saying. Not everyone hits it 500ft. Part of sports is adopting to situations. You want to shift, I'm gonna slap one down the 3B line. To me it opens a can of worms. The original rule was break you wrists, or have a follow through. It is not a bunt, it is not a check swing, the first 2 were very well done and into no man's land. Different skills for different players.
Like the above poster said, then no more playing on OF grass or making shifts. If your making the batter essentially play straight up, then make the IF do it too.
And again, I hate the swing, but it doesn't mean it doesn't have a place in the sport. First thing I noticed when watching the Smoky highlights was the depth of the OF. Why wouldn't a lefty slap one down and beat it out.