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    The TOOTBLAN

    Or "Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop," is something the Reds seem to be producing more of this year than I can recall in the past few...Has anyone else noticed this? It's one thing to be aggressive on that single to right to ensure a throw to allow a runner to score, but it's another to flat out not be paying attention to the game situation and looking like a .... nincompoop.

    So, my questions are twofold.

    1. Am I alone in noticing a definite uptick in nincompoopery on the basepaths? (nincompoop...such a fun word)

    2. WHO, if anyone, coaches baserunning with the Reds?

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    Re: The TOOTBLAN

    You are not alone in your observations. My guess is Billy Hatcher coaches baserunning but I wouldn't pin the problem on one specific coach. This is something they should have down before they get to the majors.

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    Re: The TOOTBLAN

    Could be the pressure of an offense struggling to score runs at the time. Each player who gets on base feels like they have to do more than normal and so they try that much harder and ignore their coaching.

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    Re: The TOOTBLAN

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiko View Post
    You are not alone in your observations. My guess is Billy Hatcher coaches baserunning but I wouldn't pin the problem on one specific coach. This is something they should have down before they get to the majors.
    Exactly. If this was single or double A then I would question the coaching. By the time guys get to the majors it's all about effort and mindset.

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    Re: The TOOTBLAN

    They have run themselves out of a few games lately. Hope they improve.
    Reds fan since 1968 win or lose.

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    Re: The TOOTBLAN

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    Not sure I'm happy with being told I think like Dusty!
    Reds fan since 1968 win or lose.

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