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Zamoro10
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re: The uncaught third strike in baseball


Yeah, it sold me to.

The play isn't completed if the catcher doesn't make the catch - and therefore he must execute another play (throwing to first) for the 1st baseman to execute the catch and out...I guess you can say it operates like any force out dropped ball.






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BayouBandit24
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the bigger fail is the guy playing the position called "catcher" not catching the ball


I can tell you have never played catcher before. 90% of the "dropped" third strikes are bouncing in the dirt. Crazy bounces happen that the catcher can't predict.






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JPLSU1981
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This is what makes the rule make sense to me. Just because a batter fails doesn't mean he's automatically out. Just like if a batter "fails" by hitting a pop up on the infield or a weak ground ball back to the pitcher. A catch must still be made in order for the batter to be called out. It's just a fundamental part of baseball.


I can certainly see that, it still feels wrong to me, though...and especially unfair to the pitcher...The pitcher does exactly what he's supposed to do, and because the nasty pitch wasn't "caught" and gets to the backstop the batter gets on base.

I know the rule aint goin anywhere, and it's just a part of the game at this point in baseball history, but it will always be a strange part of the game IMO. It just doesn't feel right to me that a guy can strikeout and still reach base.

I'm "more okay" with the passed ball third strike, but a wild pitch third strike just seems to be totally on the batter IMO and I don't like that the batter gets redeemed simply because he swung at crap and it happenned to get away.



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iggle
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The pitcher does exactly what he's supposed to do


and he still gets a strikeout to his credit. I always liked the rule. And yes, there are pitchers that have gotten 4 strikeouts in one inning.

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ZTiger87
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re: The uncaught third strike in baseball


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This is what makes the rule make sense to me. Just because a batter fails doesn't mean he's automatically out. Just like if a batter "fails" by hitting a pop up on the infield or a weak ground ball back to the pitcher. A catch must still be made in order for the batter to be called out. It's just a fundamental part of baseball.



Then why is a batter out if he bunts the ball foul with 2 strikes?






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Zamoro10
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Then why is a batter out if he bunts the ball foul with 2 strikes?


Maybe that's an - we'd be here all day - rule...

Because it's far far easier to shorten up and defensively make constant contact with the pitch...until you find the perfect one...or wait for balls.



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medtiger
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Then why is a batter out if he bunts the ball foul with 2 strikes?


I'd guess that back in the 1880s when baseball was starting up, some guy stood at the plate bunting 25 pitches foul before he got one in play. So, someone changed that rule. Just a guess though.






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bpinson
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Baseball has a lot of weird rules. I don't really agree with this one. I mean if the batter strikes out shouldn't he be out? It cost LSU last night.





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