Category: Baseball Basics
Reyes was Wrong

Reyes was Wrong

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Jose Reyes' baserunning gaffe from Friday night's game was exactly that: a gaffe. Meaning, a blunder, or a foolish mistake. It doesn't matter that Bob Ojeda was a former MLBer ...

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Davey Lopes On Head-First Sliding

Davey Lopes On Head-First Sliding

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With all the ballyhoo about Jose Reyes' headfirst slide into third last night and the ensuing discussion about whether it's safer / smarter / faster to slide head- or feet-first, ...

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Wally Knows Keystone Coverage

Wally Knows Keystone Coverage

This is elementary, but useful for kids and amateur coaches. Wally Backman explains how middle infielders decide who is going to cover second base in a stealing situation and how ...

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What’s Wrong with Jose Reyes?

What’s Wrong with Jose Reyes?

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If it were still April, the "shaking off the rust" excuse would still apply to Jose Reyes. However, we're now getting into mid-May, and Reyes is floundering with a .229 batting ...

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Josh Thole’s Catching Stance

Josh Thole’s Catching Stance

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RED FLAG ALERT! Take a look at the above photo, taken in Port St. Lucie from yesterday's intrasquad game by Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog. It's Josh Thole in his "runners on" ...

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