How to deal with a batter who calls for time too late

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Last week I put up a Gif of Yu Darvish that somehow became the most viewed thing in the history of this blog. Thanks Japanese people!  So might as well put up another fun Gif from the NPB.

This one of a pitcher who was too far into his windup to honor the batter’s request for time, but not so far into it that he couldn’t change his target to show his displeasure at the late call for time:

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Saw this from Aaron Stilley on Twitter. Anyone with the names of the players or any news of the fallout of this, by all mean, let us know in the comments.

Reds top prospect Nick Senzel to undergo season-ending surgery

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Reds no. 1 prospect Nick Senzel is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday, the club announced Saturday. Senzel tore a tendon in his right index finger on Friday and is not expected to make a full recovery before the 2018 season comes to a close, though any offseason activity has not yet been ruled out.

Prior to the start of the season, MLB Pipeline ranked the 22-year-old infielder first in the Reds’ system and sixth in the league overall. He made a fine impression in his debut with Triple-A Louisville, too, slashing .310/378/.509 with six home runs and eight stolen bases in 193 plate appearances. A call-up seemed inevitable at some point in 2018, though the Reds will now have to shelve any immediate plans for the third baseman as he works through a lengthy recovery process in order to take the field sometime in 2019.

Impressive numbers notwithstanding, it’s been a rough year for Senzel. He missed nearly a month after another chronic bout of vertigo and logged just 21 games in Louisville before landing on the disabled list again. This appears to be the first significant injury of his professional career so far.