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White Sox grounds crew forced to rechalk batter's box

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07:48 AM ET 04.14 | Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera suspected in the first inning Friday that the batter's box wasn't aligned correctly, and he was right. The box was found to be too far forward, requiring the grounds crew to wipe it out and rechalk it with the template brought in from center field. "(Cabrera) wasn't comfortable, and the umpires acknowledged that," Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. "It looked like they were a little pushed up, but there have been places where we talk about it on the bench, that the box doesn't feel right. "So next time it's like that ??? we're going to stop the game and redo the boxes for us."

Chicago Tribune

Miguel Cabrera, Icon SMI Miguel Cabrera, Icon SMI
April 14, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Give us Lots of Room!!!

April 14, 2012  09:00 AM ET

This is what happens when Ronnie Woo Woo chalks the batter's box. He was graciously put out on loan for the weekend

April 14, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is what happens when Ronnie Woo Woo chalks the batter's box. He was graciously put out on loan for the weekend

Funny, bud!

April 14, 2012  09:38 AM ET

The sox do cheat.At one time back in the 60's they were even frezen baseballs.

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April 14, 2012  10:44 AM ET

I thought it was so Prince Fielder could fit in it.

April 14, 2012  12:06 PM ET

Re chalking the battered box ....boring topic number three today.....

April 14, 2012  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Re chalking the battered box ....boring topic number three today.....

**batters***....sorry peeps...

April 14, 2012  12:44 PM ET

they could have bring in a better topic, so if the box was smaller or twisted?? who cares? after all the job to investigate that everything its according the mlb rules, are the umpires, so what happen?? it seems as if somebody was sleeping!!!

April 14, 2012  12:56 PM ET

Makes to much sense to actually show a photo of the batters box instead of a player.

April 14, 2012  02:09 PM ET

What? Guess he didn't want to wait until the 3rd or 4th inning when those "lines"are usually effectively buried by hitters digging in?

April 14, 2012  02:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The sox do cheat.At one time back in the 60's they were even frezen baseballs.

Re-chalking that batter's box did not help the Tigers win. The Sox don't cheat like that, they probably just use a lot of PEDs. Get over it.

April 14, 2012  02:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

What? Guess he didn't want to wait until the 3rd or 4th inning when those "lines"are usually effectively buried by hitters digging in?

The very first batter of the game can kick the lines out. That kind of thing happens all the time. The ump wouldn't have stopped Cabrera if he dug in or kicked some dirt around.

April 14, 2012  02:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is what happens when Ronnie Woo Woo chalks the batter's box. He was graciously put out on loan for the weekend

The White Sox have signed him to start at 3B instead of Morel from now on.

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April 14, 2012  10:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The sox do cheat.At one time back in the 60's they were even frezen baseballs.

Is that where you put the balls in that thing called a frezer?

 
April 15, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Too Much Italian Beef!!!

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