Why do the umps allow batters to "take a hit" and get first base when it is clearly against the rules.
The coaches teach them "how to take a hit".
I'm not talking about the situation where you're not sure, but about those clear violations. When you see several batters take one "professionally" for the team, why do you allow it?
I believe umps for the most part try to enforce all the rules to the best of their ability. But this one it seems the majority just let it slide like it's a given these days.
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