The Myths of Calling Balls and Strikes

Do not fall into the trap of believing these myths or including them in your plate game.
  • Start the game with a wide zone to get the batters swinging and then bring it in. NOT TRUE
  • The strike zone can expand on the 3-0 pitch, NOT TRUE
  • When at bat the catchers should get a tighter zone. NOT TRUE
  • Strikes should not be called if the catcher does not receive the pitch properly – glove up and not reaching for it.  NOT TRUE
  • Steal a strike when a runner steals; it won’t be noticed so much due to the action of the subsequent play.   NOT TRUE  (somebody is recording almost every game and every pitch)