You’re the Base Runner at 2nd and There’s 1 OutPosted: June 16, 2010
So what are you going to do?
You just hit a double! That was a great piece of hitting you had right there. I didn’t think you would be able to hit a Ubaldo Jimenez fastball. The radar gun said it was 98 mph. That’s moving huh? Well get over it. It is your job and if you make the right decisions here we can go up a run. Of course, if you mess up, it could mean the difference between winning this game and going to the playoffs or losing and missing the post season by a game.
Enjoy thinking about your responses and if you feel like asking a question then go for it! It really doesn’t matter what you say because our goal is to learn. We are trying to learn about the process and not the outcome. If you feel like simply saying your opinion (notice that this is an opinion) that is good. If you want to try and explain your reasoning then I think you may get more out of this exercise.
Guys…remember to put your favorite number next to your name. You are on base and baseball players uniforms have numbers. Is your helmet on? It better be on because you are standing on second base. Look at the 3rd base coach and check the signs. Ok…nothing is “on” so it’s time to check the infielders and outfielders. Take your lead….here we go….
Scenario: You are the runner on 2nd base and there is 1 out. The score is 3 to 3 and it is the 4th inning. A fly ball is hit to right center field and the right fielder will attempt to catch the ball. As a runner you have average Major League speed. If you choose to tag, you will be safe at 3rd base, but you will have to slide.
The next batter up hits in 7th in your lineup and he is a career .250 hitter with 10 HR’s and 60 RBI’s.
What do you do and why?