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Old Sun Aug 01, 2004, 06:42pm
JRutledge JRutledge is online now
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Lightbulb Read, See, Pause and React.

Not sure if this is the exact language used in most circles.

First of all you have to read the play. You have to fire recognize that you have a close play. Or read where the play might be.

Of course see the play. See the tag or no tag. See the slide or action of the runner. See if the ball is dropped or if the fielder holds onto the ball.

Pause to digest all the information you just saw.

Then make a decision. You do not want to make two decisions. Wait for the entire play to happen before you get to this point. No reason to hurry either. Make sure a runner did not over slide before you call him safe. It looks terrible if you call a runner safe, then out because they fell off the base.

Let us get into "Good Trouble."
Charles Michael “Mick” Chambers (1947-2010)
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