By Jacqueline Hopkins. Baseball Gear. Published at Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - 09:58:45 AM.
Here’s my secret to learning to love baseball: The greatest help from scoring baseball is the fact it forces the scorekeeper to actually watch every pitch. In fact, you’ll learn to keep an eye on what happens between the pitches. Defensive players are shifted one way or another for different batters. The catcher shifts position at the last second to avoid tipping off the batter. Middle infielders signal each other about who will take the throw should a runner try to steal second. The pitcher checks with them to see who is covering the base should he field a grounder with a runner on first.
How does the glove feel on my hand? Baseball gloves should have a comfortable feel to them. Every brand and model may have a different feel which may or may not suit some players. The better the feel the better the performance. Remember style does not always give the comfort one needs. Make sure you try on as many brands and styles as possible when making your choice.
And each pitch is like a chess move. You’ve thrown two fastballs in a row, so you might come in with a curveball to throw off the batter’s timing. However, he’ll expect that, so maybe you’ll throw a fastball inside before he can react to it. The catcher will signal to the pitcher what he thinks should happen; the pitcher might agree or might “shake him off” and consider the next suggestion. Or the coach signals the catcher what to do and he passes it on to the pitcher.
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