C’mon, “Put it in Play” – “Make Something Happen,” is forcefully uttered by the third base coach as he nervously paces and claps.
Some may call it an Auditory version of Creative Visualization. Not only are they trying to convince the batter to do something other than strike-out, but if he does “K” they want to ensure the fans recognize it is not his fault!
Too often these baseball idioms are lost in translation and make you want to say, “what?”
However, this was not the case on October 13, 1960.
I know what you are thinking, with names like Maris, Mantle, Clemente, Burgess… okay, I won’t argue with you there. Yet, there was so much more to this game.
Imagine, the first and only time in World Series history neither team recorded a strike-out is over-shadowed by Pirate 3B Coach, Frank Oceak’s Auditory Creative Visualization.
C’mon Maz, “put it in play and made something happen!”
Until next Blog,