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Category: Pregame Rituals
Type: Ritual

TAKING INFIELD




Of course, the most fundamental pregame ritual is taking infield. We take infield with two fungos going at once. Outfield is taken with one fungo.

First in the infield, one fungo is to the third base side of the diamond while the other is on the first base side of the diamond. The first stage, the third base side fungo hits ground balls to the second and first basemen, while the fungo on the first base side hits fungos to the third baseman and short stop and they bring the ball back to their respective shaggers.

In the second stage, the first base fungo hits ground balls to the third baseman and he throws to first base. The third base fungo hits ground balls to the second baseman and short stop who work on turning the double play. They throw to a short first baseman which can be your right fielder.

The third stage is when the first base fungo hits ground balls to the short stop who throws to first. The third base fungo hits ground balls to third and he throws to second for the double play as the second baseman throws to the short first baseman.

Finally one of the fungos leaves and the other hits ground balls to a drawn in infield. First, they check the runner at third and go to first. Second, they field a ground ball and throw home as if the runner was trying to score. Thirdly, they field a ground ball as if bases were loaded and throw to home and the catcher goes to first for the double play. Finally, they field a slow roller where their only play is at first, and come off the field.

Submitted by: Coach B


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