|Whether he catches the ball or not, this guy |
deserves a high five and an "atta boy"
from every pitcher on the staff.
So here is a basic, no brainer tip for all pitchers. When a teammate or several of them go after a ball, give them all the time they need to get back to their position and get their breath before stepping back onto the mound. If the W or the L goes next to my name as a pitcher, I want everyone on the field to be at full strength when I throw each pitch. You should too.
And remember ... thank them for their effort after the inning. It's your ERA they are trying to protect.