I've been around the game of baseball for about three quarters of my life at a variety of levels - youth, high school, college and professional - and in several roles - player, coach, fan. But last week, Justin Verlander was attempting a pick off move, when he threw to the wrong base.
Some of my players asked me about it and why it was a balk. I guess the reason is if it wasn't, the pitcher could step off the pitching rubber and hit every batter that came to bat.
If you haven't seen it, it's pretty funny.
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