Newspaper celebrates MLB's first amphibious pitcher

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Anaxagoras
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Newspaper celebrates MLB's first amphibious pitcher

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http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/6/8 ... us-pitcher

The headline is funny but an interesting story nonetheless. There's always been lots of switch hitters in baseball but I never saw a switch pitcher until now. He has a special baseball glove that can be worn on either hand.

But what happens when a switch pitcher faces a switch hitter?

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A clusterfuck. I think they've since gotten the rules ironed out so they won't have these sorts of delays of game anymore. It was a humorous situation though.
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"Humorous" to some, tedious horror for any rational person. No offence, naturally.
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Oh, I know. It was only even slightly funny the first time. If it happened a second time I'm sure the fans would stop laughing and start booing. A third time would be occasion to start throwing garbage at the field of play. That's why they made a new rule specifically for this guy.

http://www.athleticsnation.com/2015/6/5 ... er-faces-a
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Amphibious?

Was that supposed to be androgynous. :|
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"Handed-curious"
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Actually, this came up a few years ago where both the batter and pitcher kept switching. There has been a rule made since which came to play: basically the batter wins.

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