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    Why do batters run to 1st base when they hit a pop foul ball?

    I will never understand why they run to first base when a position player is running in obvious foul territory waiting for the foul ball to land in their glove for the out. Even if the position player doesn't catch the ball for the out, it's still a foul ball and the batter gets another chance to bat...why even run to first base???

    JJ, help me out here, baldy. I heard you're an expert in this.

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    I do believe if it hits his glove and bounces fair then it's a fair ball

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    It is where the ball is when it touches the player. That is a foul ball.

    Players are taught to run to first base in case wind would blow it fair.

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    When youíre a bat a lot of the times they donít even know they hit so many high balls, some can blow back so they run

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    I feel the same way JMobile.... but what my Little League coach told me... don't give your brain a chance to calculate every situation (you're wasting time)... you run to first base no matter what.
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    Could blow fair too. Better safe then sorry. Pirates just demote guy who didnít run out a fair one that ended as a double play

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    Would you want to be the guy that thought it was a foul and wasn't and it cost your team the game! If you did it a 1000 times and it didn't matter, that one time would make it worth it
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    What if Kershaw is on the mound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post
    What if Kershaw is on the mound?
    The Dodgers win, end of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpot269 View Post
    Would you want to be the guy that thought it was a foul and wasn't and it cost your team the game! If you did it a 1000 times and it didn't matter, that one time would make it worth it
    Exactly. Watching on TV you may have a better idea as to where it is than the hitter initially. If they aren't 1000% sure and it's anywhere close, it's their job to go. If they don't and it lands fair the shame lasts forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    Exactly. Watching on TV you may have a better idea as to where it is than the hitter initially. If they aren't 1000% sure and it's anywhere close, it's their job to go. If they don't and it lands fair the shame lasts forever.
    There are too many who "dog it" during the game. Don't run out a contested grounder or breeze on a fly ball.
    Lazy overpaid phucks who teach their kids the very opposite on how to play every batted ball.
    RUN IT OUT!

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    Ball is going to the foul stands and player goes for a chase, stops to say hi to a fan, and batter is walking back to the batter's box. Lol

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    Running to 1st base for no reason on a pop foul shows hustle. It's a good look to the coaches and fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMobile View Post
    I will never understand why they run to first base when a position player is running in obvious foul territory waiting for the foul ball to land in their glove for the out. Even if the position player doesn't catch the ball for the out, it's still a foul ball and the batter gets another chance to bat...why even run to first base???

    JJ, help me out here, baldy. I heard you're an expert in this.
    Here's why. You ALWAYS run it out:


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Here's why. You ALWAYS run it out:

    Was it cuz Harper didn't hustle on a fly ball to the outfield or hustle on a foul ball out???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Huntertz View Post
    There are too many who "dog it" during the game. Don't run out a contested grounder or breeze on a fly ball.
    Lazy overpaid phucks who teach their kids the very opposite on how to play every batted ball.
    RUN IT OUT!





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    Gotta run to 1st base even if it looks bad. A for effort!






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    And why do goalies insist on taking a drink of water every time they allow a goal? My favorite was Mike Smith allowing 3 goals in under a minute and rushing to take a drink after every one.

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    Cause you play every ball like itís live dumbfukk

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcudi92 View Post
    Cause you play every ball like itís live dumbfukk
    Are you having a roids moment?

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