Friday, April 13, 2007

Phantom Pickoff

Check out this amazing decoy play that the University of Miami pulled on Wichita State in the 1982 College World Series. The Miami Herald has an article remembering the play in today's paper. Even better than the hidden ball trick.


At Monday, April 16, 2007 at 5:48:00 AM PDT, Blogger Theodore said...

We ran that play once at Caltech. It's an old standby. It's really helpful if you've got guys in the bullpen down the line, because they have to scatter (notice the bullpen catcher in the clip) -- I think that's what really sells it, because that's where the runner's naturally looking once he gets back to the bag.

At Monday, April 16, 2007 at 5:48:00 AM PDT, Blogger Theodore said...

Also, gotta love those vintage '80s unis!

At Monday, April 16, 2007 at 10:10:00 AM PDT, Blogger Adam Villani said...

They do a great job of selling it, yeah.

I wish the Astros had never changed their uniforms. If you ask me to picture some kind of logo or color or whatever associated with the Astros, it'd be those crazy rainbow stripes. Since they abandoned those it seems like they've gone out of their way to get the most bland, generic uniforms and logos possible. Bring some pizazz back into things, I say.

What team do you think has the worst uniforms? I'll go with the Reds; those faux-sleeveless vests are just awful. Better than women's softball unis, though, which hit the double whammy of looking neither functional nor attractive.


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