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User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 834 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1717 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?

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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

He's not just pointing-he's calling out which infielder has the best angle on the ball, and, in a sense, directing that infielder to take charge of the pop up.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Thanks Alpha 1...for handling my light work.  Big grin

User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2054 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1692 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.

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