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Postby reznorsboy » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:21 am

Restrain the base runner and sometimes the manager from killing the ump on blown calls at first. ;-D
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Postby jsmith378 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:10 pm

They are supposed to defend themselves against drunk White Sox fans :-P

In all seriousness, they time the pitcher, yell BACK, and they are usually the infield or outfield coach too.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:22 pm

crapshooter wrote:Obiviously you've never coached. The first base coach's main job is to let the runner know whether to advance or hold up. The baserunner on way to first base is only looking straight ahead trying to get there as fast as possible. He can't be looking to see where the ball is.


Exactly.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:36 pm

They also help the ball boy/girl field ground balls and thats about it ;-D
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Postby Matthias » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:26 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
crapshooter wrote:Obiviously you've never coached. The first base coach's main job is to let the runner know whether to advance or hold up. The baserunner on way to first base is only looking straight ahead trying to get there as fast as possible. He can't be looking to see where the ball is.


Exactly.


well, not exactly. on a hit towards the shortstop or third base they're looking and running straight ahead, maybe, and then the 1st base coach might tell him to take the turn if it squirts through a hole. but on a line drive or shot to the outfield, most players are digging, then looking at the ball, and then judging whether to take the turn themselves.

or in sori's case, standing there, watching it, realizing it's not a home run, and then trotting to first.
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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:02 pm

He also helps them with their lead-offs and with the pitchers pick-off moves.
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Postby Fool42 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:02 pm

[quote="Art Vandelay"]His main duty is to pat them on the butt after a hit.[/quote]

He wants to touch the hinny.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:24 pm

You have to learn 3 phrases as 1b coach....


1. "Get back, get back"
2. "Go, go"
3. "Atta boy"


That about sums it up.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:39 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:You have to learn 3 phrases as 1b coach....


Plus they need to look snazzy in the uniform.
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