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Dec. 5, 2009
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: This should be the new pitching rule

The new pitching rule creates a virtual rectangular box that is the width of the rubber and the height of the pitcher. If the batted ball enters this box it is a dead ball out. Guess what? They make pitching screens in just about that size. To make almost everyone happy, put a screen out there that sits on the pitching rubber and if a batted ball strikes the screen it is a dead ball. If the pitcher elects not to get behind the screen - he is fair game.

An alternative rule to a mandatory screen, is to leave the decision up to the opposing managers before each game. If both agree to a screen a screen is used.

The rule changes for the last two years are moving in the direction of more protection for the pitcher. Let's stop screwing with rules that do not or will not work, put the screen out there and play ball.
April 24, 2009
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MASKS

I've pitched for 7 years, last year I broke the thumb on my glove hand trying to catch a 90 mph laser heading toward my chest from a guy who always goes up the middle. The solution is simple, put a 2'wide by 6'high screen out there. Each pitcher can decide when and if they want to get behind it. A ball that hits the screen is a dead ball strike. Better than a disabled, disfigured or dead pitcher.
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