10 seconds from the time the pitcher has the ball in the circle. This rule is seldom ever enforced. The only way you will ever get this call is for the pitcher to get on the rubber and ready to pitch which will show a delay by the batter.
Yes, a batter can change from one side of the plate to the either during his at-bat, but he cannot do it once the pitcher is ready to pitch. Rule 6.06(b) states: A batter is out for illegal action when stepping from one batter's box to the other while the pitcher is in position ready to pitch.
The ball passing through the strike zone. The batter making an attempt to hit the ball by swinging or making a bunt offer at the pitch. The ball striking the bat and not the player even if the batter made no attempt to hit the ball. The ball being hit by the batter into foul territory. The last way is seldom called but once a pitcher steps on the rubber and is ready to pitch the batter has 10 seconds to get in the batters box and be ready to hit if not a strike can be called.
as far as I know you could. In our leagues, you are allowed to switch sides of the plate as long as you dont walk right in front of the catcher while the pitcher is ready to pitch. Essentially you have to call for time. I love switching it up, keeps the fielders on their toes.... The best is when you switch sides, but hit op field :D
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The pitching mechanics is a quite a difficult skill to learn but once learned it can be a very natural movement. Like alot of skills the pitching mechanics is broken down into several steps. ready stance, stride,arm circle, hip thrust and follow through. The skills must be done in one coordinated process to have an effective pitch.
The next batter up is termed to be "on deck"
when they say wind a baseball they mean getting ready to pitch/throw it
crayfishes behavior is always ready to attack people like pitch us.
When a batter gives himself up to move a runner from one base to the next. Technically it is supposed to be an intentional act, but the official scorekeepers generally give the batter the benefit of any doubt.
I dont think it's just softball. It's a good training principle to have harder practices so players are ready come tournament time. Principle of overload is important because our amazing body can adjust to any given stimuli that's why practices get harder and harder because you want your body to get stronger
Jackie Robinson's biggest superstition was not stepping into the batters box until the catcher was in position and ready for the pitch.