10/19/2007 9:22 PM
Good luck taking a throw from the catcher and tagging a base stealer handed.
10/19/2007 9:26 PM
Yeah, but you'd be set up perfectly to take a throw from RF. Screw that cut-off man ****. If the puss in right can't throw all the way to the bag, you get a new RF.
10/19/2007 10:53 PM
Damn right...that's the exact reason they made me play the OF rather than my preferred SS/2B spot.
10/20/2007 8:52 AM
Wow. It looks like unclean was off of his Little League All Star team because he was a LH 2nd baseman.
I'm handed, and played 2B/SS through Little League until it was obvious to me that, mechanically, it was a disadvantage to be LH in the non-1B infield.
Let me guess, unclean, a LH catcher has no disadvantage, either. Right?
10/20/2007 5:32 PM
MikeT23: Pretty much...
cobra: SS takes about 99% of the throws at the lower level(s) anyways...
erainsberg: No, I think my hitting .220 had much, much more to do with it... and I played 2B, 3B, LF and RF about the same... until the last year when I became the full-time starting LF because no one else on that team knew how to play OF (or so it seemed). (I never caught, so I wouldn't know about catching.)
In conclusion: This is a point where we have to agree to disagree, so it would seem.
10/20/2007 7:00 PM
No, not pretty much. No one, and I mean no one, can throw as hard/accurate moving away from their target.
10/20/2007 7:04 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By MikeT23 on 10/20/2007
No, not pretty much. No one, and I mean no one, can throw as hard/accurate moving away from their target.
You mean you wouldn't stop?
10/20/2007 7:05 PM
Wouldn't stopping and turning take longer?
10/20/2007 7:15 PM
yup. sure would.
10/20/2007 7:20 PM
One might consider that a disadvantage, right?
10/20/2007 7:27 PM
yup. pretty much.
10/20/2007 7:29 PM
Too bad this didn't get in in time for the Dumbass Poll.
10/20/2007 7:38 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By MikeT23 on 10/20/2007
Wouldn't stopping and turning take longer?
Did I say anything about turning?
10/20/2007 7:40 PM
So far, I can name one advantage to being a LH secondbaseman.
1. There is the possibility that a LH 2B could dive on a ball up the middle and make a stop that a righty couldn't. This would be an advantage if a runner was on second. The 2B wouldn't get anyone out but he could stop the runner from scoring by keeping the ball in the infield.
Anything else?
10/20/2007 7:41 PM
Quote: Originally Posted By uncleal on 10/20/2007
Quote: Originally Posted By MikeT23 on 10/20/2007

Wouldn't stopping and turning take longer?
Did I say anything about turning


So you're just going to stop and, at best be facing home, then throw to first?
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