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.
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.