Steven Baird from Sterling Heights, MI asks:
A batter swings and misses on the third strike. The pitch hits the ground and the catcher catches the ball on the bounce. The runner can not attempt to advance to first base as when the catcher drops the pitch; correct?
Assuming that there was no one on first with less then two outs or there were two outs, the batter is allowed to attempt for first on any dropped third strike or any third strike that touches the ground. This includes even if the ball bounces and the catcher catches the ball on the bounce.
Answered by: Jonathan Bravo