Re: Foul Balls - do they indicate anything?
Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I've heard announcers say that when a batter fouled one back into the screen, that means he's right on the pitch and juuuust missed it. However, I've never understood the correlation.
Earl Weaver had a different opinion. He felt that when a pitcher was in a groove, the hitters would foul the pitches straight back but when the hitters were making good contact and fouling them down the lines, the pitcher was tiring and the hitters were catching up to the guy.
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