"Do you know how hard that is? To catch a ball, frame it for a strike, try not to get up too quick and block the umpire, throw accurately to second base, second baseman or shortstop catches the ball and tags him," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "J.J. [Hardy] is a great tagger. [Ryan] Flaherty had a great tag the other day. That's a tool we talk about with the infielders. What kind of tagger are they? There are some guys who aren't very good taggers."
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