It is a trite saying, but so true, "Baseball is a game of inches." When players short themselves just a foot or two, or that inch or two, it may show up as an out, when the opposite could have been the result. Often, this inch lost is by leadoff mistakes from each of the bases.
Finally, another trite saying but also true and necessary to remember, "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line."
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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