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If, however, the pitcher throws more than three inaccurate balls, and the batter takes these pitches, or if the pitch hits the batter, then the batter enters the second dimension and walks to first base. If the batter bunts to get on first, then he adopts third-dimension tactics. Similarly, a runner acting individually to advance himself moves in the third dimension. But it is in the dimension of team running, the fourth dimension of offense, that the most remarkable and innovative discoveries have been made on the diamond.
Most of these gloves close and tighten with Velcro pads. They can be purchased in all colors, to match uniforms. Choose fairly thick gloves, because their purpose is to prevent hand injuries from abrasive sliding and from being stepped on, spiked, or hit on the hand by a thrown ball. An injured hand could keep a player out of the lineup for a long time. If you are now more interested in the running game than before, and if your bias against itif you had onehas lessened a little, let's move on to the challenge and beauty of the plays themselves.
The bunt or stolen base is too risky; outs must be guarded carefully. The gamble of stealing is too great. Page 7 Rebuttal: Such conservatism fails to realize that for each base stolen, the defense loses a possible double play by forceout, and that all runners move into scoring position. Statistical odds for competent runners are in favor of baserunning. Nothing venturednothing gained. Fallacy 2: To teach 28 running plays will take too long and only confuse the average player. Most players are not intelligent enough to learn and remember all the plays.