Originally Posted by VR
It was one of the things I didn't like with Jason LaRue....who always looked like he was stabbing at the ball, even strikes.
I would say a ball is harder to be called a strike by 'framing' the pitch, than it is for a strike to be called a ball by sloppy receiving.
They all "frame" the pitch to a degree, sometimes it helps get a call, sometimes not. But if you do it poorly, not smooth, "stabbing" at the ball, as VR noted, it can really hurt the call, IMO.
I always thought that about LaRue as well.
Smooth, subtle movements are the only ones that work, and you can do more harm than good if you're not adept at it.