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Give your 3rd base coach a chance

June 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Base Running

Often a base runner will make the mistake of assuming the 3rd base coach is going to stop him at 3rd base.  This happens a lot

Bust it and give your coach a chance.

with a runner on 1st and the batter hits one down the left field line.  Even fast runners sometimes assume right from the crack of the bat that the play will result in a 2nd and 3rd situation.  When this occurs, the runner on 1st naturally does not shift into high gear when running.  As a result, the coach must stop him at 3rd.  Don’t make this mistake.  

As a runner on 1st, right from the crack of the bat, you have to assume the 3rd base coach will be sending you.  He may or he may not but if you assume he will, you are at least giving him a chance to send you.

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