I see what you're saying but how much sense does that really make? Try to prevent the occasional single from getting through....at the price of leaving the line more open to an extra base hit?
Originally Posted by SABR Matt
I think this is more along the lines of truth. Perhaps he worked harder than ever on his lateral agility. Perhaps he's simply playing slightly deeper as well. Who knows.
Also, Jeter may be working harder on defense now because he can feel his hitting skills vanishing.
"The inference is that in the dead of the night the under-secretary of the club owner sneaks to a private telephone, summons the manufacturer, and bids him pour a little strychnine of digitalis into the old apple to make its heart action quicker. The factory gets out the ball bearings, the block rubber, and the go-juice, and the home run epidemic follows." - Paul Gallico