1) Batter lazily swings at an inside pitch which ends up hitting her on the hand and rolled down the first base line fair, pitcher picked up and threw to first for an out.... I asked why it wasn't a dead ball strike and he said because the ball was in fair territory. How is this any different from her swinging and missing, the ball hitting her leg and then trickling in front of the plate in fair territory? What's the right call? 2) Hit by pitch rule is USA?... I thought that if the pitch came into the batters box she did not have to make an attempt to move. In a discussion last night someone said that an umpire showed him in the book that the batter has to make an attempt to move out of the way of the pitch that's entirely in the batters box. I'm still having a hard time believing this.