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FOX Sports North breaks down a pickoff play by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Braden Looper. See why his technique was both unique and effective.
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Time now for anfield instructional way want to -- at different teams played it happened early in the game yesterday first inning Yunel Escobar here. Technically caught stealing but it looks like eight -- Going to work out what Braden Looper. Polled on yesterday it was say what's fake to third NNB yeah. To first base in David Nelson shared it. Talk about that which were so close prescribing effective former Major League umpire who attends a lot of our games to evaluate the umpires. Wanted to take a look at the replay too because who was so close then of course the -- -- perhaps you it was a ball. Explain what happened well it wasn't quite a -- And they thought that he didn't clear the rubber time hood and didn't make that step toward third base but. That's you know he rarely ends as -- Simpson here wasn't pretty good -- down there until it. We want to get -- -- hill wired up it's -- reserve there OK guys you don't bother me at all and he did you care about me being there. Well mostly and my shoulder I gave them quit on TV Louisville tonight -- what -- feel in my car and I kind of it kind of on the diverted but then you're happy rock's -- we're talking about that the versatility. I mean how many times basis do you ever see that worked -- and -- let fans boo and everything you know but that one time. Yeah -- letter words and his right the other day and. Think what I liked about what looped it was said you know some pitchers you see -- given that little like this you know and it's so obvious to pick it up. He did it with the intention of possibly taking office the runner because. He was a base stealer he might be running. That's -- -- everywhere I go automatically just floated them moving to race in America than the rule book if their lives all baseball -- control its fifth. -- it. A ball kids anything that is -- William -- to be receptive to the base runner right that is nothing but deceptive. When you go out here you have really no intention of making the throw to third base and you throw back to first right it's one of those things and base. Just -- never called but it is very deceptive. Right and the comedy you know let's look at it this way how many times I know I never saw that in my. Career at all right and I don't know about what you mean my -- issues that need and the result pitchers do we hope. Thing is I mean he was a base runner when you're standing there and you're going to take off on a 32 pitch and one out first and third. Right what are you looking forward when you see the pitcher do what you're going to take off his best team blitzes like left his legs so this is what business is what Braden Looper did. This -- yesterday's ball game. He gets he gets it said he's in the he's in his set position. And what he's doing he's making of the fake toss to first to third base and hopes that the guy is going to take off like you said Davies got to take off on the first move. But the pitcher makes make him that he's gonna steal a base. The pitcher fakes the throw to third base but BK isn't isn't -- for -- -- talking about bitty clearest. This is put on the pitching rubber off the rubber -- did he do this. And then and then do -- that would have been a ball okay. So what this is not a ball he picked it up and throw. Yeah act like you're throwing these two different tell your your yeah your right foot that actually author Robert -- and -- made it looked like it just. So quit. As we see right here as -- as he does that. Picks it up high steps and the students -- every bit off the mound yet I mean and almost impossible to do not take your -- And make -- throw to first base -- you as a base runner. Are you thinking about a pitcher doing that in a situation. Like you have to think about it now only because. That's what the first base coach is going to take now be alive for the first to third rather -- -- work more often. I would've gotten me everytime but but yeah -- never did inning flight -- mean they were going to do right here as you know if it looks like the guy's gonna go to home plate but if it weren't mentally alert would they are -- -- rock I tell you what. Would you do that it's kind of obvious he sees his shoulder tackles this way you know he's not coming home. -- we usually bring Greg -- back in do you feel about doing gymnastics and that's -- that's still hard for me to see I don't know how umpires he -- across the -- that that's very very difficult. Yeah well explain guys. Guy okay your. Yeah by the way you guys have greatness that I.