This week's tip 1: When a pitcher shows visible signs of frustration on the mound, whether its a facial expression or a body gesture, he is telling his opponent, "I am weak; you have beaten me mentally."
However, if the pitcher hides his expressions like a poker player, the pitcher maintains the mental edge and the opponent won't know what's coming next.
This week's tip 2: It is a pitcher's responsibility to cover the first base side of the infield on balls hit to the right side.
If a pitch is hit between the first and second baseman, sprint directly to first base. Grab the baseball en
route to the bag only if it is a slow-roller and does not take you off your direct path.
Once at the base, cover the bag like a first baseman.