Critique: Author Andy Kutler has a deft knack for the kind of entertaining narrative storytelling that firmly grips the readers attention from first page to last that is particularly impressive when considering that "The Batter's Box
" is his debut as a novelist.
The tying score was on the field - Sox home run hitter Matt Burnett stepped into the batter's box
when the thunder came.
A steady breeze for most of the game completely died a couple of batters before Hayes stepped to the plate but then kicked back up with Hayes in the batter's box
He was hustling up to the batter's box
when he tripped on Spiff's tossed bat and went down flat on his face.
The next batter, Chase Headley, stayed out of the batter's box
for a few seconds then stepped in.
Umpires will now quickly ask batters to move from the on-deck circle to the batter's box
, will not grant time to a batter once the pitcher delivers the baseball, and will demand that the batter not linger outside the box in between pitches.
McGwire set the mark while Sosa, with a big smile and a trademark hop out of the batter's box
, finished with 66.
They say that their experiments were similar to what baseball players experience when they step into the batter's box
, and get ready for the pitcher to throw the ball.
Time was when there were moments to relax as a batter took practice swings or set his cleats in the batter's box
So, prior to the "real" contest, Maz took his place in the batter's box
and began to swing away, attempting to hit a hard grounder to third; it took about a dozen takes before they got it right, much to the hearty approval of Met rooters.
It will take the runner anywhere from 3.9 to 4.4 seconds to make the trip from the batter's box
to the touch at first.
Business partners Kurt Dixon and Terry Hilton opened The Batter's Box
in Sherwood to give baseball and softball players a chance to practice using machines that combine reality and virtual reality.
The pitcher's mound was at the back of the house and the batter's box
was in the garage.
Every time I got into the batter's box
, acting as suave and nonchalant as only an obnoxious 12-year-old can act, I'd hear this yell: "Keep your eye on the ball, Philip!"
Bobby Thomson, the New York Giants' third baseman, stands poised in the batter's box
. In the bottom of the ninth inning, in the final game of a playoff, his team trails the Brooklyn Dodgers 4 to 2, with two men on base.