Yogi gave secret signals to the manager and ----

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    I can't see where that contravenes any rules, written or unwritten.
     
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    Makes sense to me.  And shows a lot of trust in Berra, by Stengel.  I should think Varitek deserves as much respect by Francona, in this regard...
     
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    just my 2 cents. I think that what yogi did was totally the right thing to do. it's true. who else can tell when the pitcher is starting to lose his stuff better than the guy behind the plate. no problem from where I'm viewing this.

    I got a feeling that this type of thing is going on all over mlb.

     
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    In Response to Re: Yogi gave secret signals to the manager and ----:
    [QUOTE]just my 2 cents. I think that what yogi did was totally the right thing to do. it's true. who else can tell when the pitcher is starting to lose his stuff better than the guy behind the plate. no problem from where I'm viewing this. I got a feeling that this type of thing is going on all over mlb.
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    I agree, Hammah. I'd be shocked to find out a catcher doesn't do it.
     
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    [QUOTE]Just watched the Joe Girardi show on YES and found out that Yogi admitted that he gave secret signals to Casey Stengel when Yogi figured that a pitcher had lost his stuff. Do you think that this is right to do and do you think that other catchers should do the same today? It sounds to me like a good idea as long as nobody else on the team knows about it and it is kept extra secret. What are your thoughts on this? After all doesn't a catcher know better from behind the plate than a pitching coach or manager in the dugout.
    Posted by MikeyinQueens[/QUOTE]
      That's cool. It's either that or calling time out to go tell Stengel what was up. No different than signs from the 3rd base coach. Besides, guys like Allie Reynolds and Vic Raschi would freak if he knew what Yogi was doing. Stengel would tell Yogi to go talk to Reynolds on the mound and Reynolds would growl at him to turn around and go back to the batter's box as Yogi approached. Yogi didn't know what to do.
     
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     I would HOPE this is going on all over MLB.  Baseball is a team sport and everyone has do whatever they can to make the team successful.

    There's an old saying that a manager doesn't need for the catcher to tell him when the pitcher has lost it, the hitters will tell ya.   

    The option would be for Yogi (or any other catcher) to know the pitcher is losing his stuff and sit back and watch his team get shelled.
     
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    Good baseball discusion MIQ
     
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    I'm with niz, I imagine that sort of things goes on all the time.  Let's face it, when a manager comes to the mound and asks the pitcher how he feels, he isn't going to tell them he is done, not if he wants to pitch meaningful innings anymore.  Heck, the pitcher may actually believe he is still strong.  The catcher is the one who knows what is going on.  And if he can do it in such a way as not to embarrass or p'off the pitcher, all the better.  A good, experienced catcher anyway.  A young guy not that familiar with a staff may take some time to adjust, to learn the pitchers and the signs of when they are tiring. 
     

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