Hey, I looked at the rule in full, tried to find a caveat, couldn’t, and asked why the rule was the way it was. I didn’t presume to know the answer (you can corroborate this based on our conversation at Clemensfest ’03 last week). So yeah, RG did supply a clarification on the balk rule, but I am looking for a REASON for the current balk rule, not the rule itself. I asked “WHY”, not “WHAT”. Was RG wearing his extra set of spectacles when he read our blog, or did he forget to take them out of his ballpouch? (wink wink).