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Time Plays 2016 – Summary

There are several factors that interfere with the successful execution of a “Time Play.” The runner approaching the plate often slows down before touching the plate when he realizes there will be no play made on him; The runner approaching the plate will often look back to watch the play behind him which slows him […]

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Creating Time Plays

There are different ways that a back runner can help create a “Time Play.” With a runner on second, the batter singles to the outfield and makes a hard fake to second base drawing a throw. This is what happened in the Moss/Molina play above. With runners on second and third and two outs, the […]