Baseball Magazine

If You Can’t Play Catch, You Can’t Play Baseball

By Meachrm @BaseballBTYard
If you can’t play catch, you can’t play baseball

Not sure when this basic skill became so hard

The last part of the Bible is referred to as “The Last Days” and lists seven prophecies that some claim will predict and lead us towards the end of the world.  If my memory serves me, the first prophecy is “No child shall be able to play catch.”  If that is true then we are well on our way to the end of the world.

Have you seen kids play catch lately?  It’s brutal.  It’s also a shame because as the saying goes, “If you can’t play catch, you can’t play baseball.”

Every play on defense is basically a game of catch.  Take a 5-4-3 double play as an example.  The third baseman sets his feet and catches the ball.  He sets his feet again and makes an accurate throw to the second baseman.  The second baseman sets his feet to catch and then sets his feet to throw to first base.  The first baseman sets his feet and catches the ball.

Set your feet and catch.  Set your feet and throw.  Pretty simple, right?

If you want an indication of the state of youth baseball in America today then just watch a group of kids play catch.  Just make sure you watch from a distance so you don’t get drilled by a bad throw.  It is increasingly painful to watch young kids (unfortunately, even older ones too) try to catch a ball and return the throw accurately even at short distances.  Apparently, the New York Times agrees with me since they recently published an article about the topic.  It is worth reading.  

Article Link: They can hit 400-foot homers, but playing catch?  That’s tricky.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Downside of Being A Writer

    Downside Being Writer

    Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com While there are so many pluses to being a writer—namely that we have the privilege of passionately telling stories throug... Read more

    The 22 July 2018 by   Steph's Scribe
    BOOKS, ENTERTAINMENT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Downside of Being A Writer

    Downside Being Writer

    Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com While there are so many pluses to being a writer—namely that we have the privilege of passionately telling stories throug... Read more

    The 22 July 2018 by   Steph's Scribe
    BOOKS, DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Sukanya Basu Mallik Author of Shades Of Life #AuthorInterview @SukanyaMallik

    Before we start interacting with Sukanya Basu Mallik I want to share something with all that she shared with me over the email. Read more

    The 22 July 2018 by   Jaideep Khanduja
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II

    Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt

    @ General William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster, CA March 2018 This clean-looking Warthog suns its belly at the 2018 Los Angeles County Airshow. Read more

    The 22 July 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY
  • Pineapple Pie

    Pineapple

    How are you all surviving these dog days of summer? I have discovered a sweet that will cool everyone down. Pineapple Pie. You can make it with canned... Read more

    The 22 July 2018 by   Kalamitykelli
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • 10 Reasons To Market Yourself More Than A Great Idea

    Reasons Market Yourself More Than Great Idea

    Too many entrepreneurs I know still believe that that their great idea will carry the startup, and they may even minimize their own value, especially if they... Read more

    The 22 July 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • Down Memory Lane to A Villa In Coimbatore

    Down Memory Lane Villa Coimbatore

    I was probably five years old when our joint family of 30+ members slowly started dispersing. Marriages, new jobs, job transfers-all the usual things. We lived... Read more

    The 22 July 2018 by   Vidyasury
    DIARIES

Magazines