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Pimping The Strikeout - Catchers
Pimping The Strikeout
Catchers are classy individuals. They play the game with respect and honor, just as it should be played. They would never show up any opponent, nor would they ever promote or condone being flashy.
With that being said, let us explain some techniques that some may call despicable. Well that's not what we call it. We call it, pimping the strike out!
Disclaimer: Expect chin music (or rib music) if you attempt any of these "pimps" in an organized game. These originate from the back yard and they should stay there. Also, don't do too many of these in a short amount of time. Your pitcher may have a hard attack from all the excitement it brings him.
This can only be done on a strike out for the 3rd out. Imagine a hard fastball on the outside corner that is blown by the batter. Once you catch the baseball immediately throw it under hand high into the air, trying to land it directly on the mound. The key to pulling this off is running off the field right after you throw it. It really looks great if the whole team sprints off the field with out even looking at the bomb. If you want to add a little more boom to this bomb, bite the fake bin out of the hand grenade before you toss it back to the mound!
Side Arm Flick:
This can be done only done when there are no runners on base. When the batter strikes out you should lazily drop to your knees. You want to fling the baseball like a submarine pitcher down to third (or first). This is not for the faint of arms. Nothing is more embarassing or less pimp than not being able to reach your teammate. Make sure you are able to non chalantly give him a firm side arm throw from the knees. Nothing is more pimp than knowing that you can make a throw like that everytime. Just use the adrenaline from the strike out to give you that little extra boost to get it there firmly!
You must get with your pitcher and let him know this one is coming. There have been many deaths related to this pimp (not documented). As soon as you catch the baseball, before the ump can call strike 3, and before the batter even knows what happened, fire a 90+ mph rope right back to the pitcher's chest. Make the glove pop! To accompany this have the pitcher turn around as soon as he catches the baseball and act like what just happened was normal and that that hitter had absolutly no chance of touching him. The batter won't even know what struck him (out).