ewisco said, on June 29, 2015 at 7:47 pm (Edit)
so i’m watching the A’s game (sue me) and they show a shot of the home plate umpire wiping out the back line of the batter’s box. and i’ve been wondering for a while, why do they allow the batters to come up and wipe out the back line with their cleats? isn’t it there for a reason? are there other lines/bounderies that you’re allowed to flaunt? and now the freaking UMPIRE is wiping it out!! i don’t get it. never got it. and yet, no one talks about it.