|Countdown on as baseball readies for pace of play rules
Updated Mar 02, 05:23 PM
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — During his playing career, Mike Hargrove's unique routine at the plate went something like this: step into the batter's box, adjust gloves, brush lip, tap cleats with bat to remove dirt, check helmet, tug at jersey sleeve, hitch up pants, check right thumb protector. Repeat. Every pitch. It earned him a classic nickname, "The Human Rain Delay." These days, Hargrove's ...