Friday, December 24, 2010
Runner on third – always tag up on a foul ball. If the fielder falls after catching it you can score. All runners on all bases should tag on every foul ball. If it's not caught, you have no where to go, if the fly is caught, you may be able to advance or draw a wild throw.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Stay level mentally, avoid peaks and valleys – don’t get too emotional – keep your poise – never get too high or too low – baseball is a marathon and there is always another at bat, another pitch, another play and another game.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Runner at second one out – on deep fly ball that will be caught only advance to third if you know you can make it safely – don’t make the third out at third base in this situation.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Runner at second – the speed and direction of the hit ball will determine whether or not you advance to 3rd (in situations where there is less than 2 outs and no runner behind you at first). Anything hard, in front of you, freeze. Any ground ball behind you, advance to third. Slow ground ball in front of you, advance to third base.
Monday, December 6, 2010
With two outs and two strikes on the batter – the runner on base should concentrate on the hitter’s hands once the pitcher starts his delivery – read the hands of the hitter and break to the next bag when the hitter commits his swing.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
With a runner on first and second - if the catcher tries to pick off the runner at first, the runner at second should take off to third. It's a longer set of throws than pitcher to catcher to 2B so it should be an easy running play to make.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Runner on third – Do not tag up on a fly ball on which you cannot normally tag up and score (i.e. a softly hit ball between the outfield and infield. If the ball is not caught or misplayed, you are several feet closer to home plate and may score.