First off, I didn't take it as harsh. I intentionally started by saying I didn't know if it was correct mechanics or not, because I assumed one of you would chime in with the correct mechanics, or if there were none, with your own opinions.First I was harsh in how I phrased it - I have edited it.
I've been trying to remember where I first heard that, but I'm coming up blank. But I DO remember why I was told this. At that time, I was told that there were coaches who were intentionally teaching their players to run to 1st, even when there was a runner on 1st with less than two outs, in order to try to draw a throw from the catcher down to 1B. This was an attempt to stop that. Of course, the source could have been our local rec league, which by default would add no credence to those instructions.
I'll try to remember under what circumstances I heard this, but don't hold your breath. In the mean time, if I ever post again about what is proper mechanics, it's because I want to hear the correct answer - not that I'm right.
Now, if only Marriard and MIB had given me the same answer.