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Re: Poll: Should the pitcher still have to touch 1st base on a walk?
I am a lower level pitcher but whenever the MAJOR is in town, my team will get in just to see how we do against the conference teams. I went out to the mound and threw 2 warm-up pitches and the ump called a ball on the 2nd one. My catcher asked why it was a ball, he is warming up and the ump said pitchers only get 1 pitch to warm up. How dumb is that, to penalize a pitcher for throwing 2 or 3 warm-ups either before the 1st inning they play or even during the game, but the batters can take 30 seconds in between pitches if they don't agree with a call. PENALIZE the batters with strike's being called on them if they are taking to long and so sorry if it is the 3rd strike, go sit down. This isn't the MLB and you are being paid millions, it is a 12" ball being thrown underhand to you at 15-20 mph. get in the box