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Back Pick's YES! or no?

Nov 26, 2010
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Yes. Love it. But just throw the damn ball. I hate the staring down the runner and then throwing. Or the pump fakes. Love the back pick off a ball in the dirt, because the runner is leaning a bit more Looking to see if it got past.
You know what else I like. Runner on first ground ball, throw goes to first and first
Immediately throws behind the runner who is going to second. My dd caught several runners taking that relaxed step off second
 
Mar 6, 2016
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RAD, you would have been proud of our two catchers today (one is my DD). I usually call the back picks, but I also give them the green light if they see it and think they can get the runner.

We had 2 games today (different teams) and we got 5 total. 3 in the first game and 2 in the 2nd game. 4 at third base and 1 at first base. I LOVE getting out of jams by picking runners off 3rd. We should have had another at 3rd but dropped the ball on the tag.
 

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Dec 13, 2019
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RAD, you would have been proud of our two catchers today (one is my DD). I usually call the back picks, but I also give them the green light if they see it and think they can get the runner.

We had 2 games today (different teams) and we got 5 total. 3 in the first game and 2 in the 2nd game. 4 at third base and 1 at first base. I LOVE getting out of jams by picking runners off 3rd. We should have had another at 3rd but dropped the ball on the tag.
WOOHOO !!!
Quigs10 Thanks for sharing your story of
RADNESS IN ACTION
its inspiring!

Strategy utilizing the
DEFENSE ON THE ATTACK !!! 👍
 
Apr 1, 2017
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Trying to pick runners off is my daughters favorite part of catching. She'll get a couple every weekend, and occasionally ends up playing catch with the left or right fielder..... We don't call it, she has the green light, with us sometimes letting her know not to try in advance.

My favorite inning this weekend she threw out a runner trying to steal 2nd, picked off a girl at 3rd, and made a nice swipe tag on a throw home from LF that should have been out #3, but ump missed the call. Saved a lot of runs in an inning that pitcher was getting hit.
 

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