Questions,questions ---

I mentioned in some of my posts that it’s not unsual - sometimes, for pospects attending a invitation or showcase, to be ask questions about the game. This question and answer periods can be very casual or can be a formal sit-down session. Sometimes this “let’s see what the kid knows”, can be very casual … like in a converstation. In any event, try your hand at some of these. There’s no need to respond here - I’m just giving you a kind of look see.

 What’s the average time that a batter – after making
contact with the ball, to uncoil then run to first base?
 What does hitting to the opposite way mean?
 What does it mean when someone describes a hitter as a “pull hitter”?
 Is there a problem with a base runner on third base running on the infield side of the third baseline?
 What is the double line that extends about forty five (45) feet from first base and extends homeward? What’s that set of double white lines for?
 You use the rosin bag, and then put the bag in your back pocket. Is there a problem with that? If not, why? If so, Why?
 What’s an Infield Fly rule?
 What portion of the plate does a bat not cover very well when the batter has an open batting stance?
 What does it mean when a batter has the following batting stances:
-An open batting stance?
-A closed batting stance?
 What’s the name given to the pitcher and catcher combination?
 When is it acceptable for a pitcher to bring his throwing hand up to his mouth? Can he do this while standing on the pitcher’s rubber?
 How would you describe in a box score the players that accomplished the
following fielding play:
the ball was hit to the short stop; the short stop threw the ball
to the second baseman on second for an out, then the second
baseman threw the ball to the first baseman for the another out.

Like I said, there is no need to respond to this, but you should be aware and prepared if you plan to attend some of these events and your asked about your game knowledge.

Coach B.

i did it for the hell of it and maybe im wrong somewhere.

 What’s the average time that a batter – after making
contact with the ball, to uncoil then run to first base?
around 4 seconds?

 What does hitting to the opposite way mean?
to push the ball instead of pulling

 What does it mean when someone describes a hitter as a “pull hitter”?
a hitter that go out and reach for the ball basically not trying to do anything with it.

 Is there a problem with a base runner on third base running on the infield side of the third baseline?
if he gets hit by a hard linedrive he’s out if he’s outside nothing happens

 What is the double line that extends about forty five (45) feet from first base and extends homeward? What’s that set of double white lines for?
thats the box where the runner can go. that means if there is a tagging situation if the batter gets out of it he’s out automatically.

 You use the rosin bag, and then put the bag in your back pocket. Is there a problem with that? If not, why? If so, Why?

you can’t put the rosin bag in your poket it has to stay on the ground so that you can’t go to it while on the rubber.

 What’s an Infield Fly rule?
with less than 2 out and a runner on first and second or first second third, the batter pops up and hes automatically out so infielders cant drop it on purpose and start a double/triple play
 What portion of the plate does a bat not cover very well when the batter has an open batting stance?
outside

 What does it mean when a batter has the following batting stances:
-An open batting stance?
front leg going to the third base side (righty situation)
-A closed batting stance?
front leg going either to pitcher or first base side

 What’s the name given to the pitcher and catcher combination?
battery

 When is it acceptable for a pitcher to bring his throwing hand up to his mouth? Can he do this while standing on the pitcher’s rubber?
outside of the mound and has to wipe fingers after doing it. he cannot do it on rubber.

 How would you describe in a box score the players that accomplished the
following fielding play:
the ball was hit to the short stop; the short stop threw the ball
to the second baseman on second for an out, then the second
baseman threw the ball to the first baseman for the another out.
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? What’s the average time that a batter – after making
contact with the ball, to uncoil then run to first base? .4 seconds
? What does hitting to the opposite way mean? Taking the ball to the other field when needed to.
? What does it mean when someone describes a hitter as a “pull hitter”? Powers the ball and tries to hit it out a whole lot.
? Is there a problem with a base runner on third base running on the infield side of the third baseline? Only if they’re 3 feet outside the line.
? What is the double line that extends about forty five (45) feet from first base and extends homeward? What’s that for? This is for the runner if the ball goes down the line like a dribbler.
? You use the rosin bag, and then put the bag in your back pocket. Is there a problem with that? If not, why? If so, Why? No, the bag can add momentum towards the plate and must be left in sight of the ump.
? What’s an Infield Fly rule? An automatic out is called if an infielder has a play so they can’t miss it to get more outs.
? What portion of the plate does a bat not cover very well when the batter has an open batting stance? The outside they are opened out around the outside of the box.
? What does it mean when a batter has the following batting stances:
-An open batting stance? Leg away from plate.
-A closed batting stance? Leg near the plate.
? What’s the name given to the pitcher and catcher combination? The battery
? When is it acceptable for a pitcher to bring his throwing hand up to his mouth? Can he do this while standing on the pitcher’s rubber? In the dugout, cannot be done on the mound.
? How would you describe in a box score the players that accomplished the
following fielding play:
the ball was hit to the short stop; the short stop threw the ball
to the second baseman on second for an out, then the second
baseman threw the ball to the first baseman for the another out.
6-4-3 DP

 What’s the average time that a batter – after making
contact with the ball, to uncoil then run to first base?

4-5 seconds.

 What does hitting to the opposite way mean?

If you hit righty, you hit to right and if you are lefty, you hit to left.

 What does it mean when someone describes a hitter as a “pull hitter”?

Righties hit to left and lefties hit to right.

 Is there a problem with a base runner on third base running on the infield side of the third baseline?

yes if the ball hits the runner then the runner is out.

 What is the double line that extends about forty five (45) feet from first base and extends homeward? What’s that set of double white lines for?

base path im assuming.

 You use the rosin bag, and then put the bag in your back pocket. Is there a problem with that? If not, why? If so, Why?

yes, because it can interfere with the batters vision.

 What’s an Infield Fly rule?

when a runner is on 1st or runners on 1st and 2nd with less the two outs a pop up in the infield is called a infield fly. they rule it this so the fielder doesnt intentionally drop it and then get a double play.

 What portion of the plate does a bat not cover very well when the batter has an open batting stance?

outside
 What does it mean when a batter has the following batting stances:
-An open batting stance?

trouble covering the outside. looking to pull it. keep pitches on outer half.

-A closed batting stance?

looking to slap it the over way. pitch them inside.

 What’s the name given to the pitcher and catcher combination?

battery-mates

 When is it acceptable for a pitcher to bring his throwing hand up to his mouth? Can he do this while standing on the pitcher’s rubber?

when he is off the pitching dirt. no he can not.

 How would you describe in a box score the players that accomplished the
following fielding play:
the ball was hit to the short stop; the short stop threw the ball
to the second baseman on second for an out, then the second
baseman threw the ball to the first baseman for the another out.

im not sure on the position numbers, but a 5-4-3 double play i believe.

shortstop is 6. third is 5

Generally, the pitcher can take his throwing hand to his mouth only when he is off the mound. However, in cold weather and with explicit permission from the umpire, the pitcher can blow on his hand to warm it up while standing on the rubber. :wink: