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You're Cheating! No, YOU Are!

Yesterday, the Dodgers’ Casey Blake accused Ted Lilly of “cheating” by starting his windup with his foot in front of the rubber.

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Notwithstanding the fact that a quick Google finds many photos of other pitchers appearing to do the same thing, this is the sort of whining that can backfire on a player or team.

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In the Chicago Breaking Sports link above where Blake accused Lilly, Ted responded:

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“Sometimes a batter will get in the box and he’ll step out, and behind the box, and on the lines,” Lilly said. “I don’t think he’s trying to cheat. It might not be intentional.”

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Might not. But then again, it might. You can bet the Cubs will be watching Casey Blake’s batter’s box positioning very carefully next time the Cubs play the Dodgers.