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Rice University’s Blake Fox knows how to take full advantage of being a left-handed pitcher.
In Sunday’s game versus the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, Fox stepped off the mound, looked over at first base, and wiped some sweat from his forehead. At least, that’s what he wanted the dude on first base to think.
Why I don't trust pitchers…. https://t.co/Z89b4MEA8h
— John Peabody (@PeabodyBaseball) February 29, 2016
Fox was banking on the baserunner forgetting he was a lefty, thinking instead that he was a righty. This would have meant his throwing hand was tied up on the hat, and he was free to lead off, or at least stop paying close attention to what was going on.
The pickoff attempt, while mesmerizingly crafty, didn’t end up being successful, and the Owls ended up losing the game. But that won’t stop it from being attempted by legions of little leaguers.
— Gunnar Johnson (@Gunnarjohnson6) February 29, 2016
— alex bohn⚾️ (@MoneybagsBohn) February 29, 2016
— Drew (@DrewSzczpaniak) February 29, 2016
TFM’s own SteveHolt claims to be childhood friends with Fox. Seriously. “I taught him everything he knows about baseball” is a direct, unaltered quote straight from Steve-o himself.
Sure, Steve. We believe you. You lying fucking moron..
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