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Postby fierro33 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:52 pm

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Re: quick question...is it easier to steal off lefties or righti

Postby Yoda » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:55 pm

Unless this is a trick question, lefties have a direct view and a throwing lane to 1B so it would be harder to steal against them from 1B. 2B depends on the pitcher.

Although a guy in my high school had an amazing pick off move as a righty. He wasn't a very good pitcher but he would be brought in later in the game just to pick a guy off at 1B.
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Re: quick question...is it easier to steal off lefties or righti

Postby dclark0699 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:56 pm

Way easier to steal second off righties.

I doubt it matters much stealing third
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Re: quick question...is it easier to steal off lefties or righti

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:57 pm

obviously its against righties. most lefties have better pickoff moves being as though they can watch the runner at first the whole time. not to mention that most umps allow an insane amount of balks now, so lefties have the advantage of making illegal pickoff moves.
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Postby dougbies » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:05 pm

righties by a mile
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Re: quick question...is it easier to steal off lefties or righti

Postby bobbing_headz » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:18 pm

As a runner, when a righty is on the mound all you have to see is his first movement from his left foot and you're gone. Against a lefty you have to wait to see if he's going to the plate first so you can get a much better jump against rightys (unless you go first movement against a lefty which is risky).
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Re: quick question...is it easier to steal off lefties or righti

Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:39 pm

If the umps call the balk correctly, lefties are just as easy to steal 2nd against as righties are.
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Postby J35J » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:43 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:If the umps call the balk correctly, lefties are just as easy to steal 2nd against as righties are.


Would be easier...I don't think it would be just as easy though.
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Re: quick question...is it easier to steal off lefties or righti

Postby dclark0699 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:44 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:If the umps call the balk correctly, lefties are just as easy to steal 2nd against as righties are.


I'd say it would make it easier to steal off lefties, but still not easier than off righties. Off a righty you can go as son as the left leg leaves the ground. Even calling a balk correctly you have to wait longer off a lefty.
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Re: quick question...is it easier to steal off lefties or righti

Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:46 pm

J35J wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:If the umps call the balk correctly, lefties are just as easy to steal 2nd against as righties are.


Would be easier...I don't think it would be just as easy though.



You have never read the definition of a balk then huh. :D


Rule 8.01(c) Comment: The pitcher shall step “ahead of the throw.” A snap throw followed by the step directly toward the base is a balk.
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