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banyon
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Okay. Let's say you are one of those dudes who hangs up the "K"s on the side of the wall.If a batter strikes out swinging, then it's a forward "K". If they strike out looking, it's a backwards "K".

Which K do you hang up for a strike out on a fouled third strike bunt?

I would think the forwards one, but was hoping someone knew the rule.

duncan_idaho
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
It's a forwards K. The same would be true on a foul bunt with two strikes.

The backwards K is only used if the batter did not actually attempt to hit the ball.

tk13
04-13-2006, 03:27 PM
Should be a forward K, he attempted to strike the ball.

StcChief
04-13-2006, 03:29 PM
Surprised they haven't come up with a different one
with all the stats that are gathered.

tk13
04-13-2006, 03:31 PM
Actually they do, for the bunt foul strike three, it's an upside-down K.

banyon
04-13-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks to all for satiating my curiosity.

Simplex3
04-13-2006, 03:58 PM
Actually they do, for the bunt foul strike three, it's an upside-down K.
Hehe. Like this? "K"

ENDelt260
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Hehe. Like this? "K"
Whoa... how'd you do that?

tk13
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Hehe. Like this? "K"
Shhh. I was waiting to see if anyone figured it out.

tk13
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Whoa... how'd you do that?
Alt + 075

Simplex3
04-13-2006, 04:07 PM
Shhh. I was waiting to see if anyone figured it out.
:spock:

Someone did figure it out. Did you mean someone else?

Lzen
04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Huh. I always thought those 3 K signs were just members of the Ku Klux Klan attending the game.

Dartgod
04-13-2006, 04:21 PM
Actually they do, for the bunt foul strike three, it's an upside-down K.
And they make it out of pineapples also.

cdcox
04-13-2006, 04:23 PM
Alt + 075

Will that work to turn any character upside down?

Simplex3
04-13-2006, 04:25 PM
Will that work to turn any character upside down?
No, that's "fdisk /mbr".

listopencil
04-13-2006, 07:19 PM
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listopencil
04-13-2006, 07:20 PM
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4th and Long
04-13-2006, 07:30 PM
Uhhh ... this isn't a "rule." I'm pretty sure it's not in the MLB Rule Book.

milkman
04-13-2006, 10:06 PM
And they make it out of pineapples also.

I thought it was made out of Bunt Cake.

banyon
04-14-2006, 12:40 AM
Uhhh ... this isn't a "rule." I'm pretty sure it's not in the MLB Rule Book.

Who said it was an MLB rule? :shrug:

I just guessed that it was a scorekeeping practice/tradition.

ENDelt260
04-14-2006, 12:45 AM
It would be kinda cool if the umpire could enforce some sort of penalty against the douchebags who just randomly flip 'em backwards, though.

HolmeZz
04-14-2006, 02:26 AM
Backwards K is just for a called strike 3. A foul tipped bunt isn't 'called'.

Color Red
04-14-2006, 09:31 AM
Please. You're making it sound like the fans in the stands have some protocol or rule book for how they hang up signs during a game. Is there an official rule committee too?

banyon
04-14-2006, 09:53 AM
Please. You're making it sound like the fans in the stands have some protocol or rule book for how they hang up signs during a game. Is there an official rule committee too?

Baseball scorekeepers have rules. That's what the "K" people in the stands are emulating.