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Old 01-17-2020, 05:20 PM
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Do you want an end to the electronic sign stealing mess? Here's a simple solution. Wireless communication between catcher and pitcher. Put a mic in the catcher's mask, let him put his glove over his mouth, and whisper the pitch to the pitcher wearing an earpiece. Problem solved.
The NFL lets the coach talk with the QB until 15 seconds left in the play clock. This is far from unprecedented in modern sports.
Oh, by the way, it would speed the game up. A lot.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:34 PM
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Do you want an end to the electronic sign stealing mess? Here's a simple solution. Wireless communication between catcher and pitcher. Put a mic in the catcher's mask, let him put his glove over his mouth, and whisper the pitch to the pitcher wearing an earpiece. Problem solved.
The NFL lets the coach talk with the QB until 15 seconds left in the play clock. This is far from unprecedented in modern sports.
Oh, by the way, it would speed the game up. A lot.
And how do you prevent the batter that's standing 3 feet away from the catcher from overhearing? I suppose you could have the call come from the dugout. Basically open up a new position on the coaching staff akin to a defensive coordinator.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:44 PM
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And how do you prevent the batter that's standing 3 feet away from the catcher from overhearing? I suppose you could have the call come from the dugout. Basically open up a new position on the coaching staff akin to a defensive coordinator.
If the mic is built into the mask,a whisper will do. Cover the mask with your mitt, and no way anyone heard that.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:24 PM
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If the mic is built into the mask,a whisper will do. Cover the mask with your mitt, and no way anyone heard that.
Including the pitcher.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:16 PM
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Or let the pitching coach talk to the catcher and pitcher. Let the pitching coach call the pitches, and the pitcher can nod yes, or shake his head no.
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:50 PM
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.and in a sold out game with everyone on their feet cheering at the top of their lungs, the pitcher will hear a whisper how?

NFL QBs can't.
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