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balk

the action of a horse when it refuses to obey a command to which it usually responds. See also jibbing.
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That's when Bard was hit with his first balk, which allowed Hosmer to score and sent Moustakas to second base.
I don't know much about Oaky Balks, except that it's a street on the outskirts of Alnwick in Northumberland and they're currently doing very well in the Alnwick District Council Recycling League.
Balk talk: There was no rule change or directive from the California League to be stricter in enforcing balk rules.
If you're the one assigning people to mentor and they balk, let them off the hook.
There combined for three errors, four hit batters, two wild pitches and two balks.