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Judy asked: I was watching baseball on Fox. The pitcher dropped the ball accidentally and the runner was allowed to score. I am new to baseball but
runner is safe
Paul asked: A BATTER HITS A BALL TO SHORTSTOP WHO OVERTHROWS FIRST BASE. THE BALL DOES NOT GO OUT OF PLAY. THE RUNNER ATTEMPTS TO REACH 2ND BASE.
Catcher calling time out immediately following a walk before the hitter reaches first base
Tom asked: Runner on third and batter walks but continues to run to second base drawing a throw from the catcher which allows the runner on third to score.
Judy asked: Why did the runner on 3rd base get to advance to home when batter called time out? Rick answered: Judy, I will need additional information
Just saw Adrian Beltre thrown of the game because he moved the on deck circle. What the heck? Is there a real le for that?
Leslie asked: Just saw Adrian Beltre thrown out of a game, because he moved the on deck circle. Is there a real rule for that? Rick answered: Leslie,
fielders choice or hit for the batter?
Don asked: Runner at first base one out. The batter hits a line drive that the right fielder short hops and throws immediately to second. The runner
In some Major League teams' farm system there is a step which is just above Rookie (R) status which is designated as (SS). What does SS stand for?
James asked: I'm just asking a question. How does one describe a question??? Rick answered: James, thank you for your question. The following are
3rd out forceout
Anonymous asked: If a batter hits a ground ball and the 3rd out is made at another base, what is the batter scored for that at bat, and does it count
Tagging the base with the ball
Cris asked: Is the batter out if he hits a ground ball to first, and the first baseman tags the base with the ball only (before the runner reaches first)?
Infield warm-ups: A way to provide purpose and focus to between innings, while at the same time, building player confidence.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Mental framing puts the players mind in a position to be successful, in the difficult situations that arise in the game of baseball.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Baseball Mental Power
Baseball mental power; you are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power. You have the key in your own hands, and you may make use of it the moment you learn to conPermalink -- click for full blog post
Baseball Instruction, Bunting
Bunting because you want to, not because you have to!.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Hitting: A Proven Team Approach
A proven team hitting approach, one that enabled our players to put the ball in play early and often, a baseball recipe for success.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Hitting Progressions Advanced
Description: Hitting progressions; the movements a hitter makes, prior to swinging at a pitched baseball.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Baseball Rules First Base Running Lane
As you look onto a baseball field, regardless of its dimensions, you will notice a chalk line marked along the first base foul line.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Baseball Drills - Team Defense
This multipurpose baseball drill for team defense is the all time standard for game situation drills.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Base running, one of the least taught and practiced skills, yet still one of the most important, even in the age of the aluminum batPermalink -- click for full blog post
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Yours in baseball,
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