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Old 04-06-2018, 02:00 AM
RickJay is offline
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Originally Posted by FlikTheBlue View Post
Hereís another situation Iíve always wondered about. Why does someone attempting to steal a base wait until the pitcher has the ball before taking off? Wouldnít it make sense to try to steal when the catcher is throwing the ball back to the pitcher after a pitch that the batter didnít swing at?
While this does happen occasionally, it's a surprise play. The reason the runner usually begins a steal as the pitcher is delivering the pitch is because that gives him more time to steal the base.
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