- Oct 3, 2019
I wanted to ask if there is a particular technique for an OF to run in hard on a pop fly, where they may not quite get there? Often I see on these types of plays, the ball land and invariably skip by the fielder. Line drives seem much easier to keep from getting by, but I wonder, is there a way to approach these fly balls to reduce the chance of it getting by, other than falling on it and smothering it with their body? Should they stay lower to the ground, treat it like a ground ball even though they don't know which way it's going to skip or is there no answer to this? If they don't risk all and run full speed in on it, everyone groans and the coach yells, "Call it", whether they could get there or not. It's frustrating to watch.