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The 4th out youngster executed a fairly impressive juke for his age. Yeah... He got tagged because the catcher was clearly talented with a bright future in major league baseball.

 

However... the 4th out Youngster will be a running back for the Lions in about 16 years or so.  

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This is exactly why baseball fundamentals have deteriorated over the years. That should have been the pitchers ball to handle, and the catcher with the bases loaded should have stayed at the plate. Then once he retrieved tha ball it's obvious he blocked the runners access to the plate. Why wasn't there a replay? As for the hitter, it's obvious there is no future in baseball for him. Very poor hip rotation, and obviously has no desire to implement launch angle and exit velocity into his training regimen. Sadly in about 13 years he will still be the Twins 2nd round draft choice. :(

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What kind of idiot manager puts a lefty at catcher!!??!?11!

 

Noticed that too! But did you also notice that he switches which hand he holds the ball in? Manager is plainly forward thinking, using an ambidextrous catcher. You don't build T-ball dynasties without staying ahead of the curve.

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This is exactly why baseball fundamentals have deteriorated over the years. That should have been the pitchers ball to handle, and the catcher with the bases loaded should have stayed at the plate. Then once he retrieved tha ball it's obvious he blocked the runners access to the plate. Why wasn't there a replay? As for the hitter, it's obvious there is no future in baseball for him. Very poor hip rotation, and obviously has no desire to implement launch angle and exit velocity into his training regimen. Sadly in about 13 years he will still be the Twins 2nd round draft choice. :(

You forgot to savage the third base coach, who after watching the first three runners tagged out at the plate, inexplicably sent the fourth. 

 

This sort of thing happens WAY too often in today's T-ball.

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You forgot to savage the third base coach, who after watching the first three runners tagged out at the plate, inexplicably sent the fourth.

I dunno. Unassisted triple plays are rarer than perfect games. That being the case, the coach pretty much had to send that fourth runner - the odds of an unassisted quadruple play have to be close to zero. You always want to put pressure on the defense, and this required the catcher to make two long-odds plays in a row. But somehow our latter-day Bill Wambsganss found a way and achieved baseball immortality anyway.

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I dunno. Unassisted triple plays are rarer than perfect games. That being the case, the coach pretty much had to send that fourth runner - the odds of an unassisted quadruple play have to be close to zero. You always want to put pressure on the defense, and this required the catcher to make two long-odds plays in a row. But somehow our latter-day Bill Wambsganss found a way and achieved baseball immortality anyway.

I didn't see it personally, but apparently the third base coach threw the last runner under the bus in the post game presser, "I never sent the last guy, he went on his own. When I put up the stop sign he was waving to his mom in the stands" :)
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