Tonight my team had runners on first and third. Pitcher comes set and lifts but goes to third. Before he disengages the rubber he pump fakes a throw to third and kinda stands there for a second before he loses contact with the rubber. Field ump called balk and plate ump talked him out of it.
My argument that it was a balk because he didn't disengage the rubber with the pump fake. Because in the classic third / first pick move before arm action in the fake to third the pitcher disengages on the pick.
So what's the story? I've been out of baseball for 5 years so I'm a little rusty in my rules