Baseball situation: Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellbury at first and third ...

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    Your pitcher begins his delivery and once he makes a clear move toward home plate the runner on first (it doesn't matter if it is Crawford or Ells) begins to casually walk to second base.

    What would you do?
     
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    What's the score?

    What's the count on the batter?

    How many outs?

    What position am I playing?

    Is the batter right handed or left?
     
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    Who's on first?
     
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    You are the catcher, your team is up 3-1 in the 5th, nobody out, Youk's up with a count of 0-0.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    But seriously either guy. The difference in speed between the two players is negligible.
     
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    Hmmm..I'd fake the throw to second and have either the 2nd baseman or the SS..depending on if the batter is left or right, cut off the throw and see if the runner on 3rd breaks for home..

    ..or maybe make an immediate throw to 3rd if the runner has a big lead..see if we can catch him.

    I dunno...so what's the answer?
     
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    There is no "answer" I'm just curious what someone would do. I doubt any kind of fake throw or cut off situation is going to work all that well because of how slow the play is developing with the runner casually walking to second. A quick throw to third and you might get lucky if the runner is jumpy but you are running a risk of throwing the ball down the left field line and again, with the runner walking to second the guy on third has no reason to move at all unless the ball leaves the catcher's hands.

    It's embarrassing but you are prolly better off letting the man take the bag.

    Pretty scary thought for opposing managers, huh?
     
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    Well, we have the lead..No point in risking a bad throw....we have great pitching...We'll pitch our way out of this...;)

    Here's one for you.
    Name 4 ways a batter can get to first without hitting the ball?
     
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    Umm ...

    Catcher interference

    Strike out swinging

    Strike out looking

    Strike out swinging but the catcher drops the ball and throws you out at first
     

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