Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin
Let 13-time Gold Glove winner and all-star shortstop Ozzie Smith teach you the basics of baseball in the instructional sports video ESPN Instructional: Let's Play Baseball. The 50-minute tape begins with a warm-up and stretching exercises before moving into the nuts and bolts of the game. With easy-to-follow instructions, Smith will guide you through the following skills: giving signs, holding the runner, running the bases, reading the pitcher, getting ahead of the count, fooling the hitter, turning the double play, hitting the cut-off man, pulling the ball, run-downs, and proper positioning. Some of the other programs in the ESPN Instructional: Let's Play series include Let's Play Soccer, Let's Play Basketball, and Let's Play Tennis.