Friday, July 25, 2008
Baseball Catchers Have Gotten Lazy
I'm sitting here watching the baseball game, go O's! I've seen this a bunch lately, have you? Twice tonight the pitcher bounced the ball, and the catcher blocked the ball, nice play. Once it trickled off to the left about 5 feet, and the other one went about 4 feet to the right. Both times Hernandez stayed down on his haunches and held his hand up for a new ball. Does he think his butler is coming to get the ball? When did the catchers start not bothering to get the balls that they don't catch? Can you imagine Elrod just letting the ball sit there? Who do they think is going to come get the ball? Is the batter supposed to go get it? It looks like it has become the umpires job to chase the balls the catcher's don't want to get. I guess it's beneath a millionaire to play fetch?