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Discussion: What do you think about a 10\' arc.

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Nov. 16, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts
What do you think about a 10' arc.
Several of our pitchers are under 6' tall. They thrive on working the arc from 6' to the full 12'. In the last two world tournies, the umps rarely let a pitch go more than 3-4' over their heads without calling illegal. Even as a batter, it is harder to load up and hit with all the inconsistancy. If we had 10' on the high side, the umps might be able to better call the game if they learn to at least judge what is 4' over the average pitchers head of which I think most pitchers seem to be around 6' over smaller. That extra 2' for a 12' arc seems to baffle most umps and causes a lot of bitching when or when not called.
Nov. 16, 2007
Hit the gap
Men's 70
154 posts
Hi Gary. Not sure the 10' limit is the answer. I find that many more umpires do not call the high pitch and see a lot of pitchs going 13 to 14 ft high. Some umps seem to have no ceiling. The other thing that I find frustating is when an umpire can't get the illeagal pitch call right. Some just forget and call it a ball, some call it too late and some you can bearly hear (not so unusal considering the hearing loss). The 12' limit works well with the umps that get it.
Nov. 16, 2007
Men's 65
437 posts
6 - 12' is great .

if your using a mat...who cares about the height?
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