Cincinnati Reds

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Battling the Sun as an Outfielder

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This classic baseball instruction video comes from back in 2003 with Cincinnati Reds coach, Jose Cardenal. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh asks Jose the best techniques for an outfielder to battle the sun and make a catch on a bright sunny day at the ballpark.

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Properly Securing a Catch

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This classic baseball instruction video comes from back in 2003 with Cincinnati Reds coach, Jose Cardenal. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh asks Jose how an outfielder properly secures a catch to be in a proper throwing position to potentially throw out a runner.

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Outfield Positioning to Throw Out Runners

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This classic baseball instruction video comes from back in 2003 with Cincinnati Reds coach, Jose Cardenal. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh asks Jose the proper positioning for an outfielder to be ready to throw out a runner.

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Tracking Fly Balls in the Outfield

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This classic baseball instruction video comes from back in 2003 with Cincinnati Reds coach, Jose Cardenal. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh asks Jose about how different MLB outfielders track fly balls.

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Good “Ready” Position in the Outfield

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This classic baseball instruction video comes from back in 2003 with Cincinnati Reds coach, Jose Cardenal. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh asks Jose about how outfielders get set in a good “ready” position prior to pitch being thrown.

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The Role of a Minor League Hitting Instructor

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Signing and Scouting Players from the Mexican League with Johnny Almarez

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This classic baseball instruction video comes from back in 2003 with Cincinnati Reds Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations Johnny Almarez. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh asks Johnny about the signing and scouting players in the Mexican League.

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Reds Broadcaster Chris Welsh Explains Controversial Final Play in St. Louis

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The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals game on September 17, 2022 was tied 0-0 in the bottom of the 11th inning. The Cardinals had the bases loaded with 0 outs, and Paul Goldschmidt at the plate. Goldschmidt hit a ball to Nick Senzel, who was the Reds fifth infielder at the time, covering the…

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2022 Rules Questions with Rich Marazzi

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Restricted Baseline Running Home Question: When a runner is advancing home and avoiding a tag by a catcher, does the runner have a restricted baseline? Answer: Yes. Whenever a runner is avoiding a tag, or is in a rundown, he has a restricted baseline. It is a straight line to the base he is going to, and…

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Five Questions about Balks Answered by Rich Marazzi

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When a pitcher balks followed by a throw to a base or a pitch to the batter, or pitches a “Ball Four,” there are many questions that need to be answered. This creates a challenge for the players, coaching staff, manager, and broadcasters. Keep in mind, when a pitcher balks, the ball is not always…

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