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David LeVine replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Patrick, According to MLB rules, while in the Windup position, if the pitcher disengages the rubber, he has to drop his hand to his side.  How can you pick off a runner doing this?"
Oct 24, 2011
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Oct 17, 2011
bob oleary replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Legal move . theirs 13 ways to balk and this "isn't" one of them."
Oct 17, 2011
Jeff Whitehead replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"You are correct on this one, I'm a left handed pitcher and picked off two base runners on third this year from the wind up. As soon as you step off it's a simple 45 degree turn and throw. Just let the runner get comfortable with his…"
Oct 17, 2011
Mark Cassler replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Legal in every sense. The runner is at risk being off the base before the pitcher becomes set period."
Oct 17, 2011
russell dean richardson replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Sorry Patrick, Mr. Umpire got that one wrong. My bad."
Jul 2, 2010
Patrick Laverty replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Russell, are you referring to the original article above? I'm replying to David Leslie who wrote: "A lefty pitcher came set and stepped towards first, but did not throw" That's a balk."
Jul 2, 2010
russell dean richardson replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"The comment indicated that the pitcher did, in fact, throw to first."
Jul 2, 2010
russell dean richardson replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Absolutely legal. A pitcher must come to a complete and discernible pause before delivering the ball to home."
Jul 2, 2010
Mark Cassler replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Once a pitcher is on the rubber taking a sign he is now considered a pitcher and not a fielder. This move is legal as he's not required to come set or step off before throwing to 1st."
Jun 28, 2010
Patrick Laverty replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
""Mr. Umpire, this game is being played under protest. You are wrong." 8.05 If there is a runner, or runners, it is a balk when -- (b) The pitcher, while touching his plate, feints a throw to first base and fails to complete the throw;"
Jun 25, 2010
David Leslie replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"I had a similar situation this past weekend. A lefty pitcher came set and stepped towards first, but did not throw. I argued that it was a balk. The field umpire agreed, but the home plate umpire said it was legal, just like a right-handed pitcher…"
Jun 25, 2010
Charles Traber replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"This is a legal move as long as the pitcher steps towards the base he is throwing to and gains ground towards that base."
May 29, 2010
Mark Cassler replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Any pitcher can throw to 1st before he comes set. I can't believe any umpire would call this a balk. As for teaching your 13 year olds tell them to stay on the base until the pitcher sets. Mark Cassler"
May 28, 2010
Kip Gross replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"He does not have to come set. He made the move to 1st so from what you say, it's legal."
May 25, 2010
Patrick Laverty replied to Pat Bacon's discussion Left Handed Pickoff Move in the group Umpires
"Yes, a righty most certainly can, assuming he steps toward third base. The major reason that righties don't use this move is where is the runner going to go? He's probably not going to steal home. So don't risk a bad throw to third or…"
May 25, 2010

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Baseball Playing Experience:
College
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Babe Ruth
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At 10:36am on May 25, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Pat- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
At 12:54am on May 25, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Pat!

Enjoy the site and have fun making more baseball connections. Join your State Group, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload some photos and videos. Please invite your current and former teammates to join the baseball player community here. Just click the "Enter Email Addresses" button on the Invite page.
 
 
 

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