Breaking Up Double Plays

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Double play breakup strategy?

Slide straight in every time. Never attempt to take out the fielder.
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If you think you can take out the fielder without breaking the rules, take them out.
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Attempt to take out the fielder every time.
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Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Sammys Boombox » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:32 am

What should be the organizational strategy for breaking up double plays?
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:58 am

Hit it over the wall instead.
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Old Style » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:07 pm

Why would you not try to take out the infielder? That's just dumb.

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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:11 pm

Old Style wrote:Why would you not try to take out the infielder? That's just dumb.

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Because it’s not part of the rules anymore and dangerous
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Old Style » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:15 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Old Style wrote:Why would you not try to take out the infielder? That's just dumb.

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Because it’s not part of the rules anymore and dangerous

Apparently you missed this part of the answer.
without breaking the rules
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:17 pm

Old Style wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Old Style wrote:Why would you not try to take out the infielder? That's just dumb.

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Because it’s not part of the rules anymore and dangerous

Apparently you missed this part of the answer.
without breaking the rules

Yeah, well that’s pretty much impossible with the current rules
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Re: RE: Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Old Style wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Because it’s not part of the rules anymore and dangerous

Apparently you missed this part of the answer.
without breaking the rules

Yeah, well that’s pretty much impossible with the current rules
I must be missing something because I don't even see that part of the answer as it is
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Re: RE: Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Old Style » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:22 pm

We Got The Whole 9 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Old Style wrote:Apparently you missed this part of the answer.

Yeah, well that’s pretty much impossible with the current rules
I must be missing something because I don't even see that part of the answer as it is

Here is the total answer. It's the second option and the one with almost all the votes.
If you think you can take out the fielder without breaking the rules, take them out.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:29 pm

Old Style wrote:
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Yeah, well that’s pretty much impossible with the current rules
I must be missing something because I don't even see that part of the answer as it is

Here is the total answer. It's the second option and the one with almost all the votes.
If you think you can take out the fielder without breaking the rules, take them out.
Ah my fault. Tapatalk doesn't show polls.
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:44 pm

just slide into the base. taking people out shouldn't be part of baseball.
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby treebird » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:57 pm

shoot the second baseman with a laser gun so he turns into a pile of dust without breaking the rules
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Sammys Boombox » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:59 pm

I ask because I think I would have them just go straight in every time. And this is from a purely competitive standpoint. Not even talking about injuries. I think over the course of a season you’re likely to give the other team more free outs at first base for accidentally (or in the umpire’s judgement) breaking the rules than you are going to save by breaking up the throw.

Probably shouldn’t have asked the poll the day after the Yankees/Red Sox. Didn’t even realize that had happened when I asked the question.
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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby Banedon » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:27 pm

treebird wrote:shoot the second baseman with a laser gun so he turns into a pile of dust without breaking the rules


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Re: Breaking Up Double Plays

Postby treebird » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:37 am

Sammys Boombox wrote:I ask because I think I would have them just go straight in every time. And this is from a purely competitive standpoint. Not even talking about injuries. I think over the course of a season you’re likely to give the other team more free outs at first base for accidentally (or in the umpire’s judgement) breaking the rules than you are going to save by breaking up the throw.

Probably shouldn’t have asked the poll the day after the Yankees/Red Sox. Didn’t even realize that had happened when I asked the question.


this is where i stand as well. even if you think you can do something without breaking the rules, you’re probably wrong and the umpires will call everyone out and the other team will get mad at you.

slide hard, directly into base, and don’t overslide the base. if the pivot man is an idiot and happens to be where you slid, great! double play broken up and no one can say anything. if the pivot man does his job and is gets out of the way, you still put the pressure on him to do everything right since he couldn’t just use your dumbass slide as an excuse to get free outs. plus nobody gets hurt!
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