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Re: Conference Strike Zone
I'll address the "around the plate" because that is something I'll say on a pitch. Usually it is a right handed pitcher hanging way off the 3rd base side of the rubber that throws a curveball that lands behind the plate. If in my judgement the pitch never actually crossed the plate I'll call it a ball and tell the catcher it went around it. At the same time I'm willing to call the same pitch that catches the front corner and lands in the left handed batter's box a strike.