- Dec 8, 2005
You don’t see a danger there? Someone could get killed.I am not really understanding what happened. He was in the box. If he was in the box on time, but wasn't paying attention to the pitcher, then the pitcher has the right to throw the pitch. It's on the batter to pay attention in there.
The rule should be he gets in the box within the time limit. If he THEN decides to do a ten second Willie Mays Hayes routine, the pitcher has no need to wait for him to finish. As soon as the pitcher is ready to throw, and the batter is in the box, the pitcher can let it go.