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July 16, 2012
BCA80
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Brian
New to the board. Sure this has been discussed many times before but it came up in a game yesterday. Batter yesterday, took a very soft swing with the intention of hitting it at the second baseman, who was playing on the grass, but not hard enough to reach him. The rule reads "batter is out ...when the batter bunts or chops the ball, or does not take a full swing when deliberately hitting a pitched ball." What constitutes a "full swing"?
July 16, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
It is probably like a beautiful woman. Hard to describe, but you know one when you see one.
July 16, 2012
neck10
498 posts
thats when the bat hits the ball not the ball hitting the bat if you stop & let the ball hit the bat thats not a legal hit but all said its still umpires judgement
July 16, 2012
Omar Khayyam
999 posts
Gary19 has it right. But, of course, it depends on what the ump thinks a beautiful woman looks like!:=)
July 16, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Very true, Omar. No question, while it might seem obvious to many of us, it is pretty subjective.
July 16, 2012
stick8
1298 posts
We all know what a bunt is. Chopping is intentionally swinging downward at a pitched ball so that should be pretty easy to determine. Some people say a full swing means breaking your wrist. Huh? If you break your wrist I recommned going to a hospital.
Full swing is a full swing-swing all the way around your body.
July 18, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1981 posts
We had that happen in the TOC against Pats. The guy didn't really even swing and the home plate umpire called it immediately. Of course the uproar started. I was playing first base and the umpire behind me asked what happened-he had apparently gotten screened or something and didn't see it. I told him the guy bunted and it was clear cut. Then the home plate umpire called a conference. I firmly reminded the base umpire I knew he hadn't seen it and could not overturn the ruling. :-) It stuck, but even their team acknowledged it was a bunt.
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