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.
In Saint Louis that summer (1920), three cowboys were ushered into the Yankee dressing room to meet Ruth. They told him they had ridden three days on horseback to catch a train in Wyoming. "Babe Ruth," one of them drawled, I’d have ridden all the way to Saint Louis to see you hit them home runs." - Kal Wagenheim