Catch The Ball

To catch your partner should throw the baseball. You should try to catch the ball in the web of the glove not the pocket . Try to catch the ball with two hands one hand in the glove and one covering the glove after you catch the ball. When a ground ball comes to you bend your knees bend your back and get your glove down with your bare hand on top of the glove and watch the ball in to your glove. If a slow ground ball comes to you run towards and pick the ball up.

Catching pop flys is more difficult. First try to find the ball in the air. Next get under the ball and get ready to catch with two hands. Try not to be too hard on yourself if you don’t catch it the first time, and keep trying. The catcher crouches behind home plate with heavy protective gear and a special mitt, and catches the ball when the batter doesn’t hit it. The catcher can also pick up and throw a ball in play, if it lands close by.

A significant characteristic of the baseball is the stitching that holds together the covering of the ball. After a ball has been pitched, these raised stitches act like wings on a plane, catching the wind and causing the ball to swerve slightly on its way to the catcher. Whether the ball swerves to the right, to the left, downward, or a combination thereof, and whether it swerves sharply or gradually, depends on which direction, and how fast, the stitches have been made to spin by the pitcher.