1.)The pitcher delivers and the pitch bounces in the dirt right in front of home plate then continues across the center of the plate and right across the batter’s strike zone, then the catcher catches the ball. Is the pitch called … “STRIKE !”
2.) The pitcher delivers and the pitch goes right down the pike, right across the center of the plate and right across the batter’s strike zone … BUT… the catcher is so far back that the pitch literally dies, drops down in front of him - in the dirt, the bounces up and the catcher catches it in his mitt.
Is the pitch called … “STRIKE !”
Careful on the second one, it’s not as easy as you might think. The basic definitions of the simplest terms in baseball apply here. Know the rules and you’re one-leg up on a lot of guys.