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Wait, your BEST player SLID into first? Thats a big baseball no-no, seeing as you can over-run it and curve to the right of the base and still be safe without having to be on the bag, assuming that the first basemen didn't have the ball in his glove and was standing on the bag when you ran over it.

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I'm only commenting to this comment so every1 realizes the kid probally never slid into first on the original play. most likely on a pick off. second there is no rule in baseball saying u can't slide at first base. Yes it is stupid, and it doesn't help u get there any faster, but there is certain situations where u HAVE to slide at first base. most people make it out like they nothing about baseball or have never played the game before.

Wait, your BEST player SLID into first? Thats a big baseball no-no, seeing as you can over-run it and curve to the right of the base and still be safe without having to be on the bag, assuming that the first basemen didn't have the ball in his glove and was standing on the bag when you ran over it.

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hey retard there is a thing called a pickoff where u sometimes are forced to slide into first and there are situations where u have to slide on the initial play at first. that is all!

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You're calling him a retard? Ever learn to spell? Also, from my experience in playing baseball, there is never a situation where you have to slide into first (force play). You also rarely injure yourself from diving into a base eight feet away during a pick-off...

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115. When you see the first baseman jump (for bad throws) as a base runner you go down (slide). 116. I play first base. On pick offs as a first baseman we hit the runner as hard as we can with our gloves. Ive seen people hurt that way. So it happens

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Sometimes the runner must be tagged, (instead of simply having to have the ball on the base) sliding can sometimes help avoid this. *source: my dad coached baseball & softball for over 10 years & played all through school. - my sister plays college softball (not the same as baseball, I know). - I played softball all through school - my friend's dad played for a minor league team when he was young

The only reason diving into first should even be considered is if the first baseman has the ball off the bag and you need to avoid the tag. Running through the bag is always faster.

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