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Re: The answer is simple. Go back to the REAL strike zone.

September 07, 2021 03:31AM
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Ramgator
Strike zones USED to be broader and standard. Over the last 25-30 years, it seems every Umpire has THEIR strike zone that varies depending on the mood they are in or even the Pitcher. Greg Maddux was a great one but he did get a LOT of low and away calls. USED to be simple.....Cross the plate, from the knees to the navel area.

Ain't that the truth. They show the box around the strike zone on tv when a player is up to bat and it's amazing to me how many times a ball is called a strike when it's clearly NOT inside the box or even touching the frame of the box. I think... geez... what's the point? Sometimes the strike zone can change as the game goes along. What's called a strike in the 9th inning wasn't a strike in the first inning. It's maddening.




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Drew283918September 06, 2021 07:19PM

  The answer is simple. Go back to the REAL strike zone.

Ramgator23September 07, 2021 02:07AM

  Re: The answer is simple. Go back to the REAL strike zone.

MamaRAMa22September 07, 2021 03:31AM

  it was never knees to the navel

21Dog27September 07, 2021 04:31AM

  Regardless, my point is to simply have a SET strike zone.

Ramgator26September 07, 2021 04:59AM

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waterfield22September 07, 2021 09:19AM

  Not sure what ump's are paid....

JamesJM25September 07, 2021 12:36PM

  Re: Regardless, my point is to simply have a SET strike zone.

21Dog21September 08, 2021 04:30AM

  "Physical toll"

waterfield19September 08, 2021 08:36AM