Chapter 13: What If the Count Is 0-2 After the First Two Pitches

13.1 Overview

13.2 The Sample Program

13.3 Summary

13.1 Overview

Pace of play (i.e., how long the games last) is becoming a major concern for Bizarro Ball. There is a perception that very long at bats make games last a lot longer. Some have suggested that the rule be changed that says a foul does not count as the third strike. Purists really object to such a change and have asked how frequent long at bats are - specifically for those where the first two pitches result in strikes. The debate among the business users focused on the breakdown of when such at bats resulted in a run or not as well as whether it was specific to teams/batters/runners that were able to do this (foul off ...

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