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A walked batter has to touch first before the pinch runner can take his place. Reason? To me it’s completing the play unlike a batter not having to touch first since the ump signal for a home run and the play is dead.
Yes like I posted. I asked for the reason behind it and posted what I thought about it since I’m not an ump and people have been asking why it’s done as it just wastes time.A walked batter has to touch first before the pinch runner can take his place. Reason? To me it’s completing the play unlike a batter not having to touch first since the ump signal for a home run and the play is dead.
Then submit a rule change to the governing body explaining why you think the rule should be change and how. Then let them decide.
I can see both sides of the argument here... however for the speed of the game sometimes its crucial to get the switch out. In tournaments time can be of a factor. I have literally seen people walk to 1B, then ask for time, ask for a runner, see them walk across the diamond to the dugout, while the new runner walks to 1B. Takes literally forever.
Understand the difference between complaining vs a negative opinion of a certain rule. I don't complain, does not mean that rule is not stupid vice versa. Also, I respectably disagree. Enlighten me why that rule is necessary. For the same argument, how long does it take for a grown man to jog around a diamond?? Less than a min. Yet, it's ok not to run if you hit HR to save time. I tell you why that rule is dumb.
1. sometimes pitchers have gear on after two outs not knowing whether he will be batting or not. All that is to save some time. after all, some pitchers have a lot of stuff to put on for their protection. Sometimes, they hit with gears on. When you walk him, now, he needs to carry that **** with him. For what??? I mean no big deal but still, for what?
2. in the league, there are a lot of old men, show up to play as a pitcher and hitter. Some of them are not in good condition. He's got a knee brace on and he does not run well. but he still enjoys the game of softball and he can hit to backside like no others. OBP is like .700 better than many young kids in our league. So, what's the point of making him limping to 1st base when he can just walk back to the dugout?
3. some people get injured, but still can hit very well, so, pitcher walks him to face the next guy. what's the point of an injured man running the 1st base.
there are more, but I'll stop here. And I did not make that list out of my imagination. I have witnessed all of them multiple times with my limited playing time.
But forget about all those good reasons.
Again, what's the legitimate point of that rule, so i can understand why that rule is necessary??
yeah. all those things you mentioned are also dumb things IMO, Adds nothing to the game. All those useless extra activities when plays are dead gotta go into the garbage, period. It adds absolutely nothing. For the same argument, if you need a pinch-runner to play softball, look for golf then. At least be consistent if you wanna be logical.