Can this possibly be a balk?
Coach calls timeout, goes out to the mound, catcher joins them. The catcher picks up some dirt as the coach is leaving to rub up the ball, and the umpire calls a balk. The coach isn't even off the field yet, so it's still timeout. The balk was called off by the home umpire because the play was dead, but the fact of the matter remains that he called a balk for rubbing a ball with dirt...anything wrong with that?
Also, the home ump wouldn't let the batters step out of the batters box with more than one foot, or else he called a strike on you. Is that legal?
We've had both of these umps multiple times, and the home ump has always had that rule. Are either legit?