- An infielder goes out on a shallow fly ball and collides with an outfielder charging in to make the catch. or
- An infielder goes out, both the outfielder and infielder call for it, everyone stops, and the ball drops in between them.
Communication is always important in baseball but especially during plays like these. Here are a couple tips for infielders to help avoid these two problems:
Run out of their vision. When an infielder is called off by an outfielder, it is important for the infielder to run out of the outfielders line of vision. If the outfielder is moving in and looking up at the ball he can still see the infielder in his line of vision. Even if the infielder has conceded the play the outfielder may think the infielder is still going for the ball and may slow down or back off. That's when the ball bounces in between them. When called off, an infielder should run away from the play by going left or right. This takes the infielder out of the outfielders line of sight so the outfielder clearly knows that the infielder is no longer going after the ball.