Ask Gary: Should vets get their own strike zones?

by Gary Shelton on August 22, 2015 · 0 comments

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In the news was a quote from an MLB catcher saying MLB vets (Pitchers and Batters) have the right to a different strike zone than rookies - what do you say about that? Generally speaking, do they have a different strike zone?

Cecil DeBald

I'm old-school on this one, Cecil. I believe in there is one strike zone, and it's defined by the rules. I hate when umpires talk about "my strike zone.'' Since when did it become yours?

By the same token, no, I don't believe being a veteran gives you your own strike zone. What if the batter is a veteran, too? Are we going to take an inch here, widen the plate

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