We actually would like our feet to be turned in the direction that we’re throwing, as the ball’s in the air, so we can catch it and just continue the flight of the ball.
In baseball cutoffs and relays, split seconds can mean a HUGE momentum shift in the game. Get that out and now your team is energized. The game is shifting in your favor, and that attitude is contagious. It’s also contagious when that all-out effort falls short and the runner is called safe.
It’s more than just one out. It’s the kind of play that can set the tone for the rest of the inning or even the rest of the game.