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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by greenlantern, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    I'm typing up a minor league baseball box score for the local team. We do it just like an AP MLB box. Do pickoffs go somewhere and if so, where do they go and what's the proper abbreviation? Is it PO?
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It's "PO" in my book -- to make it more clear for my eyes -- but, yeah, caught stealing is correct in the box.
  3. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    Thanks for the help.
  4. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    It's only caught stealing if the runner heads for the next base. If he's out just diving back to the bag, it's not mentioned in the box.
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Correct. And I'm SHOCKED!!!! that buckweaver didn't get this right!

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Apocalypse is upon us ... there's something about baseball that buckdubs got WRONG!!!!
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    None of the Black Sox must have ever been picked off!
  7. This is like finding out there's no Santa Claus.
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Or Stevie Nicks doesn't actually Twitter.
  9. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member


    If a runner is picked off trying to return to the bag, it's a pickoff. It's only a caught stealing if he/she makes an attempt to advance.

    I do it at the end of the place where E, XBH, SB, CS, S, and SF go: PO -- Smith at first (by Jones). Kind of like an outfield assist.
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Buck: I appreciate the head's up, but if that's not safe for work, boy, we got problems. :)
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