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    why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    I can't figure AT out ?

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    At is a preposition meaning in the direction of. Did that help?

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    He thought the ball was over the CF's head for sure. Honestly, sitting on the 3b side, I did as well.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    If it had a chance of dropping in Todd would have been able to score. He probably should have stayed closer to the base as he still would have scored easily, but it was not an egregious mistake.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    When a runner is on 2nd base with one out, he doesn't go back to tag unless he is absolutely sure it will be caught. Otherwise, it may prevent him from scoring if the ball goes off the wall right to the fielder.

    With no outs, he always makes sure he can tag up as getting to third with 1 out is very important, less so with with 2 outs.

    It's the way it is always played by all runners. It was not a mistake, routine play.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    I believe he should have been closer to the bag to tag up. Honestly, he should be able to score from about 10 feet off the bag if that falls in. You need to put yourself in a situation to tag up if caught, or score if it drops. Not egregious, but he could have played it better.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    They showed it over a couple of times and it looked like he had started running because he thought it dropped then turned back and it looked like he couldn't make a decision the whole way (moving back and forth a couple times).

    It was a close play. Didn't end up making a difference.
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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    When a runner is on 2nd base with one out, he doesn't go back to tag unless he is absolutely sure it will be caught. Otherwise, it may prevent him from scoring if the ball goes off the wall right to the fielder.

    With no outs, he always makes sure he can tag up as getting to third with 1 out is very important, less so with with 2 outs.

    It's the way it is always played by all runners. It was not a mistake, routine play.
    he needs to tag !! .. 9th inning !! .. if he is on the bag he scores regardless of the outcome !!
    Last edited by dabvu2498; 04-07-2013 at 11:34 AM.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ol'Sparky View Post
    he needs to tag !! .. 9th inning !! .. if he is on the bag he scores regardless of the outcome !!
    What relevance is the inning?

    And if he's standing on the bag, and the ball hits the wall and goes right to the firlder, he may not score.

    Getting to third with 2 outs was not as important as ensuring he scores if it does drop.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ol'Sparky View Post
    he needs to tag !! .. 9th inning !! .. if he is on the bag he scores regardless of the outcome !!
    He's not going to score from 2nd on a Sac Fly. He's not Billy Hamilton.
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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredmechanism View Post
    He's not going to score from 2nd on a Sac Fly. He's not Billy Hamilton.
    I think he was trying to say that if he is tagging, and that ball does fall to the grass, he can score. But by not tagging, he screwed the pooch by not being able to get to third if it was caught.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    I don't think you fault Todd for much there at all. His base running on the play didn't look "pretty" which doesn't help matters.

    A great baserunner probably could have seen how deep the ball was, and found a sweet spot where he could either tag up or score, but I have better things to worry about.

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    Re: why didn't frazier tag up today ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    What relevance is the inning?
    Huh? It was the 9th inning, game tied, and he was the potential game-winning run. As for the play itself, it was one of those tweeners. It got to the wall quickly, leaving little time to make a sure decision. I didn't think it was a big deal at all. Certainly not blaming Todd for it, as he did nothing wrong, IMO.
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