Found June 28, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Stealing a base is both an art form and a mind game. It often requires speed, sure, but a base stealer must rely perhaps more on instincts than his speed to advance 90 feet from first base to second.There are plenty of factors involved in a steal. The pitcher on the mound often dictates a player's ability to take a sizeable lead at first base. A quick move may cut down a runners' ability to get a good jump. Meanwhile, a catcher with a strong arm can compensate for a pitcher who is slow to home. A combination of a quick move home and a quick throw to second can be nearly impossible to run against.Minnesota Twins outfielder Ben Revere is still learning the tricks of the trade, but he currently has a team-high 15 steals, which is tied for 14th-most in all of baseball. Considering he's done so in just 41 games makes it even more impressive."It's a learning process," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Revere. "There's times when he'll...
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