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IMAGE: White Sox, Tigers Game Delayed Due To Misplaced Chalk

In one of the more bizarre delays in baseball history, the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers had to suspend action in Friday's afternoon game because the right-handed batters box had been painted askew. Timothy Burke of 30FPS provides an image of the umpires and grounds crew as they re-chalk the box:



According to the official rules of the MLB, each batters box must be 6 feet by 4 feet and perfectly parallel to each other. A slight difference in the two boxes can affect the angle at which the batter stands, causing them to struggle to see and connect with pitches.

Play has since resumed at US Cellular Field with the scored tied at 0-0.

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