Enter small ball. The Pirates are going to look to manufacture runs with the likes of Morgan and McLouth, the latter of whom is fresh off back-to-back seasons of 20 or more steals. .... Putting runners in motion can wreak havoc on a pitcher’s concentration, as well as put pressure on the defense. .... It’s occasionally easier to reign someone in rather than have to stoke a fire. The article opens with a description of Nyjer Morgan getting thrown out at third because the pitcher was "skipping around the dirt." HT to bbtf.