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Williams said Zimmerman has the athletic ability to play any infield position – “he could play shortstop if he wanted to,” Williams said.
Williams said Zimmerman has the athletic ability to play any infield position – “he could play shortstop if he wanted to,” Williams said
Out of curiosity, why doesn't he want to?
“I don’t even know which foot stretch at first base,” Zimmerman said.
I've played there my whole life, and my technique is to once the ground ball is hit, plant with my left foot on the corner of the bag (I'm left-handed) and face the fielder. Once the throw is released I stride with my right foot towards wherever the ball is coming. But having looked up how to teach first base I see a lot of talk about standing astride the base and not putting a foot on it until you know where the throw is going (I guess to make sure your feet are in the exact right spot). It seems like a recipe for tripping over your own feet, but apparently people do it this way?
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