Umpires proudly say, “Our favorite calls are outs and strikes.” And… work hard to find them. Let’s talk about the Strike Philosophy. Bottom line, no one LOVES walks (except me way back in high school!). So, we look for strikes. Here is the simplest way it was explained to me:
EVERY PITCH IS A STRIKE UNTIL THE PITCHER PROVES TO ME IT AIN’T!
That is as good a philosophy as any!
Now, this doesn’t mean “toes to nose” and “dugout to dugout”. It means, if it is a strike… do not NOT call it!
Look at all the benefits….What are your thoughts? Share them below.