After the Cubs dropped their protest, Washington's closer called on the league to address this gray area.
by: Jason Wilson — The Score 2h
The Chicago Cubs dropped their formal protest of Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Now Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, the subject of the protest, is looking to the league for answers.Cubs manager Joe Maddon took issue...
by: Brett Taylor — Bleacher Nation 2h
You can just incidentally tap your toe, but you can't plant your foot.
by: Kirstie Chiappelli — Sporting News 2h
Maddon had formally protested Saturday's game, claiming Nationals closer Sean Doolittle used an illegal toe-tap delivery.
by: Cubs – CBS Chicago — CBS Chicago 6h
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had watched most of their five-run lead against the Washington Nationals dissipate by the time Steve Cishek entered Sunday night’s game in the seventh inning. Cishek closed it out, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings...
by: Associated Press — Daily Herald 6h
The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle.
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by: Sam Fortier — Washington Post 6h
The Washington Nationals are coming off a mixed-reviews series loss to the Chicago Cub and they're hurtling toward seven very important games against National League East foes.
by: Larry Brown — Larry Brown Sports 12h
Sean Doolittle sent a series of tweets on Sunday night in which he defended his delivery and argued that it should be legal. The Washington Nationals closer became the center of attention after Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon complained about the...
by: jliberatorewgntvcom — WGN 13h
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory Sunday night. Chicago led 6-1 before Washington closed to within a run on a three-run homer by Anthony...
by: Associated Press May 19, 2019 — Sports Illustrated 11h
Maddon announced during the ninth inning of Saturday's game that the Cubs were playing under protest after the umpires told him Sean Doolittle's delivery was legal.
by: ron Kerr — MASN 13h
The night got off to a slow start for the Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson. Then the Nats rallied to make a game of it, but ...
by: Associated Press — Sportsnet 13h
Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory Sunday night.
Sean Doolittle Tweets
So much of pitching is disrupting timing. And as long as the strike zone is the size of a cocktail napkin and the ball is flying out of ballparks at historic rates, I think pitchers should be allowed to have a toe tap or hesitation in their delivery if they want but I’m biasedPlayer
I’ve also heard that Edwards originally got his delivery cleared during spring training, then 2 weeks later it was deemed illegal. I realize this is only affecting a few pitchers in the league, but we need clarification so this doesn’t turn into MLB’s version of the tuck rule.Player
The rule, to me, seems to exist to prevent pitchers from crow hopping down the mound to get closer to home plate. I don’t think tapping your foot, as a timing mechanism, violates that rule. And I think Edwards’ and Gearrin’s deliveries should be legal too.Player
??♂️ ok but we still need further clarification from MLB on this. Rule 5.07 says a pitcher can’t take a second step to home with either foot. I don’t really think a toe tap or hesitation violate the spirit of the rule. And it’s not being consistently applied.Cubs don’t plan to formally file the protest over Doolittle’s hesitation delivery Saturday night. Club’s feeling is point was made.Player
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