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3leftturns

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Any contact, fair or foul, with part of the foot on the ground outside the box is an out.

Just to clear up something you said earlier about a batter "setting up" with part of the foot out of the box. Batters must have both feet completely within the box to start with. That has been the rule for years.
That was ignored in OKC as well.
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Mom - I'm not a big fan of the new rule, even though it's really easier to call than the old one. Many non-umpires have said differently. IMO, there were far too many missed in OKC by what is supposed to be the best we have.

Agreed
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And that batter also would’ve been out with the old rule as her entire foot was out of the box. That is much easier to enforce then trying to make a call of inches.
Disagree.... seeing a bulge out of the line peripherally is easier than actually having to focus on whether the heel is touching the white or not
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Exactly
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Originally Posted by bhblue
Any contact, fair or foul, with part of the foot on the ground outside the box is an out.

Just to clear up something you said earlier about a batter "setting up" with part of the foot out of the box. Batters must have both feet completely within the box to start with. That has been the rule for years.


Don't forget....both feet within the lines, the outside edge of the lines, of the batter's box touching the ground.  Many hitters have the front part of their back foot inside the batter's box on the ground, and the back part of the foot outside the batter's box, but not touching the ground.  This is a legal batting stance!

Granted....it was observed that there were some hitters at the WCWS with their back foot touching the ground outside the lines of the batter's box....too bad those weren't identified and called.

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Disagree.... seeing a bulge out of the line peripherally is easier than actually having to focus on whether the heel is touching the white or not
So why does there seem to be more missed calls with the new rule?
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I saw it called plenty.

Now, those luddites Hart and Holt?

A catcher I know flat-out told one of them in OKC that one batter was out of the box EVERY time on any contact.

The only time she wasn't was on verrrrry early recognition of a pitch she wouldn't be swinging at.

Hart said 'not on contact'

In one way, I am very happy that the kid kept her cool and went on with the game ... but part of me wishes she had circled the fresh indentation marks in the river every time until she was issued a warning on national TV

She needs to be removed from the rotation with that response.

And, yes, Mackie was out of the box a few times too, including once on a hit. Not arguing that.

The refusal -- and that was what it was in OKC -- to call what had been called all year was ridiculous.

I mean, they kept calling catcher obstruction.
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