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Otsuka Controversy

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 1:44 am
by polyphonic
"New York played the game under protest after Padres reliever Akinori Otsuka threw one pitch in the eighth inning. The Mets contended that Otsuka, who has an unusual delivery, balks with each pitch."

Uh, am I wrong in thinking that you can't balk unless someone is on base? Otsuka retired the side in order in the eighth, and I think he has a different delivery when there are runners on base.

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 1:52 am
by jbones733
if you balk w no one on its considerd a ball, so techincally if he is balkin he would end up walkin bases loaded

ive never seen a protest won in my life, but props to the mets for takin charge,

they do gotta try whateve thy can to win