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  • In the first inning, Redding put runners on with a walk and a hit batter, then threw the ball into center field on a pick-off attempt before striking out Ryan Howard and getting Jayson Werth to pop up and end the inning.

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  • Next year, I search for bigger ones to pick-off and eat ... thanks my dear!

    The Humble Limpet (Petalida): A Treasure of the Sea (Η Tαπεινή Πεταλίδα)

  • For the Chancellor, the pick-off play was the last straw.

    Home Of The Brave

  • I'm not convinced that Norm Coleman's as easy a pick-off in Minnesota as the more partisan Democrats would like to think: he's moderate, been a long-time fixture in state politics, a proven winner of Democrat votes and I think he handled himself well during the very difficult aftermath of Senator Wellstone's death - it was the loony left that destroyed their chances of holding that seat, not Coleman.

    NH-SEN: Lynch Will Not Run For Senate

  • Rep. Bill Sali is the most "likely" pick-off - his unfavorables are through the roof (32% favorable) and he only won his seat by 5%.

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  • He was caught leaning toward second on Buehrle's pick-off throw to first, but Chicago failed to get him out and Gomes took second.

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  • Of course the runner may also advance on a balk, a passed ball, or on an errant pick-off throw.

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  • Tebbetts — who at the time he wrote the piece was a catcher for the Boston Red Sox — provides a look at the mechanics of catching, along with hints on the strategy of the pick-off, the pitchout, and more.

    Play Ball!

  • As Greg Dobbs batted, Brocail threw the ball into center field on a botched pick-off attempt.

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  • Geographically the Bay Area is pretty small and due to the ocean thermals the wind drifts due west so you'd only pick-off a couple of counties and depending on the time of year and the tonnage they might not even get Travis and Sacto.

    Does Obama not know who's president of France? Or is he intentionally insulting Sarkozy?

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