Originally Posted by shaud19
Really? I was lisening to the Yankee game and the broadcaster was complaining how there wasn't. Anyways, " If the ump feels the batter made an attempt to swing , it is a strike", in that case every check swing woud be a strike because all players attempted even for a split second to swing. I personally don't have a suggestion. You know a lot more baseball than I do so I coud be complety wrong.
It is not technically a written rule as far as in the MLB rule book. I saw an interview with John Hirschbeck and he was saying that if it was thought that a batter made an undeniable attempt to swing through then it was a strike. He said it was inconsistent to be able to see a bat cross the plane. He also said that is unrealistic to watch and see if a batter turns his wrist over on every pitch so they rely on the attempt thing.