Posted: 3/16/2013 8:25 PM
Posted: 3/17/2013 9:50 AM
Posted: 3/18/2013 7:39 PM
concealed78 wrote: Yup. And people are pissed off, too. They just keep taking away from the pitchers.
Posted: 3/18/2013 8:23 PM
Donaldo wrote: concealed78 wrote: Yup. And people are pissed off, too. They just keep taking away from the pitchers. Jake Peavy is very vocal on this.I don't get it How often does that move actually work? The last time I saw a player get picked off this way, I think Jack McDowell was on the mound.
Peavy believes he's at a disadvantage already because he's right-handed.
"It will have to be on the forefront of my mind because I do like to use that," Peavy said. "Holding runners is a big part of my game. It should be a big part of anyone's game, and it's not as easy for right-handers as it is for left-handers.
"This is another advantage to being left-handed, to being able to look at first base and for us not being able to fake to third and throw to first. Certainly it's something that I have to be conscious of."
Last edited 3/22/2013 4:26 PM by concealed78
Posted: 3/22/2013 3:10 PM
Last edited 3/22/2013 3:20 PM by tonusaitis
Posted: 3/22/2013 3:22 PM
concealed78 wrote: http://www.closecallsports.com/2013/01/official-po pular-fake-to-3rd-pickoff.html1B (Fake to first): Illegal [same as 2012]2B (Fake to second): Legal [same as 2012]3B (Fake to third): Illegal [new]HP: (Fake to home): Illegal [same as 2012]Disengage: (Fake to any base after legally stepping off the rubber): Legal [same as 2012]Yup. And people are pissed off, too. They just keep taking away from the pitchers.
Posted: 3/22/2013 4:29 PM
tonusaitis wrote: No pickoff moves in baseball, can't hit anybody or run back a kickoff in football anymore..... It's getting ridiculous to the point where I'm going to stop watching professional sports altogether. These silly rule changes are pissing me off.There's NO REASON AT ALL why pitchers shouldn't be allowed to do each and every one of these pickoff moves. NONE If the pitchers can't do any pickoff moves anymore then leadoffs should be made illegal, too. The runners should have to have a foot on the base until the ball is released from the pitcher's hand just like my son's 8 year old baseball league. Hell, why don't they make basestealing illegal, too? Let's take ALL of the fun out of the game! And if you can't hit anybody with your helmet in football anymore, why doesn't the NFL stop goofing around and just bring back leather helmets? Put their money where their mouth is?I'm almost ready to start a thread in the rant section about this. This is bullcrap.