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(YouTube)   Right-handed batter steps up to take a pitch from the left-handed pitcher. No, wait, the pitcher switched the glove to his other hand and will now pitch right-handed. Hold on, the batter will now be batting left-handed ... OK, now I'm dizzy   (youtube.com) divider line 31
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2013-07-15 05:36:05 PM  
June 19, 2008

Hasn't this been linked about 4 times already?

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2013-07-15 05:43:21 PM  
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2013-07-15 05:51:33 PM  
Isn't there a rule that when this happens either the pitcher or batter (I forget which one) essentially has to declare if they're going righty or lefty and stick with it throughout the at bat?
 
2013-07-15 05:55:11 PM  
According to the YouTube comments (FWIW):
The rule was amended after this incident. Prior to an at-bat, a switch-pitcher must announce to the Umpire whether he will face the hitter as a right- or left-handed pitcher. Once the at-bat has started, each player may switch once.
 
2013-07-15 06:09:28 PM  

timujin: According to the YouTube comments (FWIW):
The rule was amended after this incident. Prior to an at-bat, a switch-pitcher must announce to the Umpire whether he will face the hitter as a right- or left-handed pitcher. Once the at-bat has started, each player may switch once.


Well that's all I needed to know; I wish I hadn't watched the whole thing first. Thank you tho....
 
2013-07-15 06:21:39 PM  

whistleridge: June 19, 2008

Hasn't this been linked about 4 times already?

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There are a lot of people who weren't on fark the first time this was posted.
 
2013-07-15 06:44:44 PM  

whistleridge: June 19, 2008

Hasn't this been linked about 4 times already?

/oldnewsissoexciting.jpg


Subby here, I didn't look carefully at the date (since I'd never seen such a thing before). My bad.
 
2013-07-15 06:47:18 PM  
Boo!!  Boo!!!

www.walkoffwalk.com
 
2013-07-15 06:47:33 PM  
I'd have dropped my glove behind me and taken the windup position.
 
2013-07-15 07:02:13 PM  
Abbott and Costello did have a bit about switching up right and left handed batters and pitchers in the same show they did "Who's on First" in, actually, I think it might have been the lead-in for Who's on First.

I believe the punchline was:

A. "Where are you getting all these left-handed pitchers from?"
C. "Same place you're getting all these left-handed batters!"

There was a joke about traveling with an all-girl baseball team in  there too.
 
2013-07-15 07:11:00 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Subby here, I didn't look carefully at the date (since I'd never seen such a thing before). My bad.


Things like this are worth a repeat now and again.  Thanks Subs for the entertaining obscure baseball situation.

/Hadn't seen it before
//Definitely been farking for longer than the video has existed
 
2013-07-15 07:17:28 PM  

downstairs: Isn't there a rule that when this happens either the pitcher or batter (I forget which one) essentially has to declare if they're going righty or lefty and stick with it throughout the at bat?


There was one put in place as a result of this incident.
 
2013-07-15 07:21:44 PM  
That was more exciting than watching a golfer decide which club to use.
 
2013-07-15 07:22:48 PM  
I kind of feel sorry for the batter.  As a switch hitter, he'd probably never seen the ball coming from that angle before.
 
2013-07-15 07:28:39 PM  
That would have been a great troll,If the pitcher went back to left-handed and struck him out.
 
2013-07-15 07:30:49 PM  
WTF, baseball gloves don't work like tha...

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Ooooohhhhhhhhhh. *backs away slowly*
 
2013-07-15 08:09:53 PM  
Bottom of the ninth, two out, you're up 7 to 2. Pitch the damn ball.
 
2013-07-15 08:30:59 PM  
Looks like it's worked out well for him. According to baseball reference he's pitching in the rookie leagues this year at age 28.
 
2013-07-15 08:31:09 PM  
Inigo Montoya pitching to the Dread Pirate Roberts.
 
2013-07-15 09:57:21 PM  

dookdookdook: WTF, baseball gloves don't work like tha...

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Ooooohhhhhhhhhh. *backs away slowly*


You are not alone, I am not alone...
 
2013-07-15 10:06:45 PM  
In an old book of baseball tales, I read about an incident that transpired exactly like this and the umpires decision was exactly the same. I always thought the standard ruling was the pitcher has to choose then the hitter. I guess it didn't become a formal rule until this incident though. What I can't understand is why it took this occurrence to make the rule...it was obviously possible the whole time. Just laziness I guess.
 
2013-07-15 10:09:05 PM  

devilskware: Looks like it's worked out well for him. According to baseball reference he's pitching in the rookie leagues this year at age 28.


he's rehabbing. 60-day DL right now
 
2013-07-15 10:21:09 PM  
If you're not in a baseball banter viewing mood, skip to 4:36 for recap of exchange
 
2013-07-15 10:55:48 PM  

dookdookdook: WTF, baseball gloves don't work like tha...

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Ooooohhhhhhhhhh. *backs away slowly*


Hallo.
 
2013-07-16 01:02:35 AM  

downstairs: Isn't there a rule that when this happens either the pitcher or batter (I forget which one) essentially has to declare if they're going righty or lefty and stick with it throughout the at bat?


The pitcher has to engage the rubber and put the ball into play.  Once he's on the rubber he can't switch his glove without stepping off first.  The batter does not have to be in the box before the pitcher is ready.  So in essence, the pitcher must decide first and then the batter gets to decide.  If the pitcher keeps stepping off to switch then the umpire can award a ball to the batter for delay.  I'm not sure any specific rule had to be put in place for this.  This has been in the rulebooks for a long time.  Maybe they just clarified it.
 
2013-07-16 01:31:05 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: whistleridge: June 19, 2008

Hasn't this been linked about 4 times already?

/oldnewsissoexciting.jpg

Subby here, I didn't look carefully at the date (since I'd never seen such a thing before). My bad.


Don't feel bad Subby. This is awesome and deserves to be seen every now and then. I just hope he gets the call up one day. But at least he got a rule named after him.

Pincy: The pitcher has to engage the rubber and put the ball into play.  Once he's on the rubber he can't switch his glove without stepping off first.  The batter does not have to be in the box before the pitcher is ready.  So in essence, the pitcher must decide first and then the batter gets to decide.  If the pitcher keeps stepping off to switch then the umpire can award a ball to the batter for delay.  I'm not sure any specific rule had to be put in place for this.  This has been in the rulebooks for a long time.  Maybe they just clarified it.


No, in response to this event, they instituted a rule.
For each at-bat: The pitcher must indicate which hand he will throw with (taking the rubber with his glove on is considered sufficient). He must throw one pitch with that hand. Both the pitcher and the batter have the opportunity to switch once afterwards (but it must be clearly indicated, no tricks). And a bunch of miscellaneous rules for weird situations.
 
2013-07-16 01:39:12 AM  

NkThrasher: GreatGlavinsGhost: Subby here, I didn't look carefully at the date (since I'd never seen such a thing before). My bad.

Things like this are worth a repeat now and again.  Thanks Subs for the entertaining obscure baseball situation.

/Hadn't seen it before
//Definitely been farking for longer than the video has existed


dywed88: GreatGlavinsGhost: whistleridge: June 19, 2008

Hasn't this been linked about 4 times already?

/oldnewsissoexciting.jpg

Subby here, I didn't look carefully at the date (since I'd never seen such a thing before). My bad.

Don't feel bad Subby. This is awesome and deserves to be seen every now and then. I just hope he gets the call up one day. But at least he got a rule named after him.


That's how I feel about some of the repeats, too.
 
2013-07-16 03:59:25 AM  

Pincy: The pitcher has to engage the rubber and put the ball into play.


Giggity.

Pincy: Once he's on the rubber he can't switch his glove without stepping off first.


Giggity giggity giggity giggity...

Pincy: The batter does not have to be in the box before the pitcher is ready.


G-g-g-g-g-giiiiiiggity....

Pincy: So in essence, the pitcher must decide first and then the batter gets to decide.


GIGGITYYYYYY...

Pincy: If the pitcher keeps stepping off to switch then the umpire can award a ball to the batter for delay.


GGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2013-07-16 07:15:20 AM  

whistleridge: June 19, 2008

Hasn't this been linked about 4 times already?

/oldnewsissoexciting.jpg


"If I've seen it everyone else has too!"
 
2013-07-16 11:39:32 AM  
In men's slo-pitch softball, the batter has to declare before the pitch (stepping into a ready position in the box is considered declaring).  He can then switch boxes (righty to lefty or vice versa) after every pitch until he gets 2 strikes on him, then he has to finish the at bat from whichever side he got the second strike.
 
2013-07-16 10:45:13 PM  

abmoraz: In men's slo-pitch softball, the batter has to declare before the pitch (stepping into a ready position in the box is considered declaring).  He can then switch boxes (righty to lefty or vice versa) after every pitch until he gets 2 strikes on him, then he has to finish the at bat from whichever side he got the second strike.


Who gives a flying shiat about men's slo-pitch? Why don't you interject some little factoid about how to match dresses to shoes next. jesus christ...
 
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