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3-1 count, standing in the box with the bat by your side, clearly waiting for the pitch with no intention ...




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Old 09-28-2011, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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3-1 count, standing in the box with the bat by your side, clearly waiting for the pitch with no intention of swinging....dick move or no?




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Sure makes the guy doing it look like a complete tool bag IMHO.
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not really imo. But it depends on the situation. League or Tourny? League, I will swing at a ball on a 3-1 count. Just because I don't like to walk in league. But in tournaments I will definitely take the walk.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know a guy who drops the bat down to his side and stand toe's almost touching the plate and leans a bit forward to crowd it as much as possible... I think he looks like a douche but he draws that walk a ton!
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not a douche move.
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I can't stand folks who complain about horrible pitching.......but swing at junk pitches, get horrible hits, or hit into DP's and then complain about losing. I have two gals on my team that do that ALL the time. One is the "coach"....she bats herself 4th or 5th all the time........she has about 4 RBI's for the season.......yet she wonders why we have gals who don't wanna come back and play with us.

PET PEEVE: Coaches that play and bat theirselves in spots over better players......then crab at the team for losing.

Sometimes taking the walk is okay........the only time I find someone taking a walk a joke is if the team batting is ahead by a ton of runs anyway.
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I play with a guy who does this. If for whatever reason the pitcher can't throw a strike, and it gets to 3-0, he'll choke up a ridiculous amount and like, stick his elbows out. It's embarrassing.
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Originally Posted by Frisco Kid View Post
I play with a guy who does this. If for whatever reason the pitcher can't throw a strike, and it gets to 3-0, he'll choke up a ridiculous amount and like, stick his elbows out. It's embarrassing.
sounds funny though.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BIRDMAN View Post
sounds funny though.
LOL, I guess. Not something I'd ever do.
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I have seen guys do this. I have gotten to 3-1/2-0 lotss of times trying to get guys to hit my pitch and all it does when they do this, besides making them look like a tool, is make my job easy because I can just throw a cookie right down the middle since they aren't swinging.
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