“Do not pitch signal”

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    J.D. Leenen
    Participant
    A pitcher cannot pitch if the batter is not ready, otherwise it is considered a “quick pitch”, resulting in either a ball without runners or a balk with runners. Why would an umpire give the “Do not pitch signal”causing an immediate dead ball situation and thereby depriving the defense of a pickoff possibility for instance?

    Thnx for your comments,

    JH

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