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Ozuna Throws Glove at Batted Ball?

The Cardinals hosted the Marlins on Wednesday night. In the bottom of the third, Tommy Pham was batting with one out and a runner on second. Pham hit a shot toward left center. Marlins’ left fielder Marcell Ozuna appeared to have thrown his glove at the ball in an apparent attempt to stop it or […]

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When all else fails, throw your glove at the ball

How did Marcell Ozuna get away with throwing his glove at the ball? Remember chasing a baseball down a sloping street, wishing desperately that you could somehow get to it before it rolled into the storm sewer? A ball in the sewer didn’t just mean the end of the game–it meant the end of the […]

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Wainwright Loses Glove During Tag Attempt

Perhaps the weirdest tag play in a long time occurred in the Mets-Cardinals game played in St. Louis on Thursday night. With one out in the fifth inning, Mets’ first baseman James Loney popped a ball into short left field that landed just out of the reach of Greg Garcia. Yoenis Cespedes, the runner on first base, […]

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Umpires’ Incorrect Call Jeopardizes Players

Umpires’ Incorrect Call Jeopardizes Players When a replay challenge initiates a call reversal that requires the umpires to arbitrarily place the base runners, one would think that common sense would dictate the umpires’ decision since the umpire’s incorrect call can place either team in jeopardy. Take what happened at the Great American Ball Park on […]

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Runner Fails to Retouch Base

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to […]

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Runner Fails to Retouch Base

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to […]