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    Baseball question for cybsball20

    Since the Cubs are facing Lincecum this afternoon it reminded me of watching him pitch last year. His foot very noticebly leaves the rubber before he releases the pitch. I noticed it during a game and several times paused it with the ball still in his hand and his foot at least a foot or more off the rubber. Do all pitchers do this and which umpire has the responsibility to watch for that?


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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    The only rule is the 'post' foot must be in contact with the rubber at the begging of the delivery towards home plate.



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Nothing wrong with that. Nothing for the ump to look for. Sounds like normal pitching mechanics to me. His weight and forward motion are being transferred to the front foot, and the ball is not released until late in the motion when the front foot is down.



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    The only thing there is to "watch" for on the pitching delivery as far as I know is as soon as the pitcher is "set", once he brings is front foot forward the ball must come home, or it's a balk (and this only applies when there are runners on base). If the pitcher wants to come out of the set position (for instance, to look a runner back to base), he must remove his foot from the rubber before moving his front foot forward, otherwise it's a balk.

    This is the only "regulation" that I can think of when it comes to pitching, and the home plate ump is responsible for it.


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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Thanks, guys. I am kind of embarrassed that after all these years of watching baseball I honestly thought you had to keep your foot on the rubber. Now after thinking about it I guess it would be hard to keep that back foot stationary and get any kind of force behind your delivery.


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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    Thanks, guys. I am kind of embarrassed that after all these years of watching baseball I honestly thought you had to keep your foot on the rubber. Now after thinking about it I guess it would be hard to keep that back foot stationary and get any kind of force behind your delivery.
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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    Thanks, guys. I am kind of embarrassed that after all these years of watching baseball I honestly thought you had to keep your foot on the rubber. Now after thinking about it I guess it would be hard to keep that back foot stationary and get any kind of force behind your delivery.
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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    Baseball rules mystify many. I know a lot of people who still don't totally understand the save statistic, or how certain statistics are calculated.
    I tried explaining the save stat, balk, and infield fly rule to the gf last week. I think she is 2 for 3.



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    Baseball rules mystify many. I know a lot of people who still don't totally understand the save statistic, or how certain statistics are calculated.
    Not sure how someone doesn't understand the save statistic - if a pitcher inherits a game with a 3 run or less lead, pitches at least one inning, and closes out the game without giving up the lead it's a save.


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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Not sure how someone doesn't understand the save statistic - if a pitcher inherits a game with a 3 run or less lead, pitches at least one inning, and closes out the game without giving up the lead it's a save.
    You don't have to pitch a full inning. I believe you have to end the last inning. Therefore, you can earn a save with 1/3 IP.



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    You can also pitch the last three innings, regardless of score, and still get the save. Kind of a dumb rule, but I know the guy who finished that 30-3 Rangers win got a save.



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    You don't have to pitch a full inning. I believe you have to end the last inning. Therefore, you can earn a save with 1/3 IP.
    That's only if you enter the game with the tying run in scoring position (either at the plate or on base). Otherwise you have to start the inning and finish it.



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Not sure how someone doesn't understand the save statistic - if a pitcher inherits a game with a 3 run or less lead, pitches at least one inning, and closes out the game without giving up the lead it's a save.
    Actually, I'm fairly sure you can get a save up four runs provided you come in with the bases loaded.

    Also, don't have to pitch at least an inning. Just 1/3 and you qualify if you're up 3 or less (or 4 if the bases are loaded I believe).



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    That's only if you enter the game with the tying run in scoring position (either at the plate or on base). Otherwise you have to start the inning and finish it.
    *grabs rulebook when he should be studying for finals*



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    Re: Baseball question for cybsball20

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    *grabs rulebook when he should be studying for finals*
    Lets not forget the three inning save, which you earn simply for pitching the last three innings, even if your team wins by 15 runs.


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