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First, check out the video of Baltimore pitcher Jamie Walker’s “balk” on Tuesday.

And then tell me if it fits any of these conditions according to Wikipedia:

  • throws from the rubber to a base without stepping toward (gaining distance in the direction of) that base;
  • throws from the rubber to a base where there is no runner and no possibility of a play;
  • steps or feints from the rubber to first base without completing the throw;
  • pitches or mimics a part of his pitching motion while not in contact with the rubber;
  • drops the ball while on the rubber;
  • after a feint or throw to a base from the rubber, fails to disengage the rubber before reengaging and pitching;
  • after bringing his hands together on the rubber or engaging the rubber with his hands together, separates them except in making a pitch or a throw;
  • steps to first base and throws to the first baseman who, because of his distance from the base, is (or would have been) unable to try a tag against the runner at first base

And if you’re like me, you won’t be able to find one. In that case, listen to Walker’s comments regarding the play.

He was fined because he mentioned betting and umpires together, something the MLB doesn’t want it’s fans to even think about. Thank you NBA!

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Written by dylansharek

May 1, 2009 at 11:01 am

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