Arguing Balls & Strikes

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Arguing Balls & Strikes

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:48 am

Arguing balls and strikes is grounds for an ejection, plain and simple. MLB adopted a zero-tolerance stance many years ago. I believe it's still in existence. SBA isn't quite that strict, but the umpire has the right to eject a player from the game without warning if he feels there was an attempt to embarrass.

The ASA Rule is as follows:

(Emphasis - ASA rule, FP & SP) Any arguing the judgment of balls and strikes will result in a team warning. A repeat offense by the same team results in ejection of that team member. The rule prohibits any player, manager or substitute (not just the pitcher, batter or catcher) from arguing balls and strikes.

If you, as a manager or player, have an issue with an umpire, it is best to bring that issue to me instead of holding a grudge, letting it fester, and then taking it upon yourself to confront the umpire in a fit of rage.

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