RNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 827 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
In baseball, why does the pitcher always point his finger up in the sky when there's a pop-up? Isn't it pretty obvious to everyone it's a pop-up? Maybe there's a legitimate reason for it, but to me it seems silly. Maybe just a habit that developed over the years for no good reason?
Sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1045 times:
I think it's baseball stupidity. Just like when an outfielder makes a nice, diving catch and the camera shows him throwing the ball back to the infield and immediately holding up two fingers to show there are now two outs. A lot of baseball is inexplicable, and that's precisely why l love it.