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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Start the count at 3-2. And limit the batter to three swings maximum.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008 Start at bats with the count 3-2

Another great idea from slow pitch softball.

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010 3-2 count.

Start the count at 3-2. And limit the batter to three swings maximum.

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010 Start the count at 3-2: a refinement.

I'll bet that 3-2 plate appearances are at least FIVE minutes long. That's nuts. The idea is to put the ball in play, not jerk around. Baseball is a game of batting, fielding and base running. Pitching dominated MLB is a perversion.
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This morning on MLB network Sean Casey was running his mouth about some guy having a great plate appearance (PA) against the Mets because it went eleven pitches ... and the guy got a hit.  Naturally, when they showed the PA they ran it at warp speed, not real time with all the MLB jerking around between pitches.  Anyone know the actual time?

Eleven pitches is obscene.  I almost always favor the batter but in my start the count at 3-2 rule the batter has the responsibility to put the ball in play.  Three strikes and your out.  Catchy phrase, huh?

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