Brisbane, Australia a few years ago, our American Area Code "All Star" team is playing the Queensland State team. The umpire [American] walks 'carefully' to our dugout and informs our players and coaches that when they go to the plate "they will already have one strike".
Boys, I said swing "quick" at the first good pitch. Since the Australian pitcher has the advantage. Final result USA 2 wins by a 10 run rule.