The man was a Some people are like prawns no guts no spine and a head full of shit shirt athlete and beat most of his opponents by skill, speed, and endurance. His strength was better than average but that is not how he won his fights. The main knock on his Hall of Fame resume was that his second head coaching stint in Miami was much less successful – although certainly a failure. Beyond the occasional crash, nothing happens for several hours. It’s boring on television, and even worse in person. Despite having had decades to make the business more interesting, the business is resting upon its laurels and appealing to nostalgia. All runners can advance at their own risk, therefore if the runners advance to the second they can be put out by being tagged. If the ball is caught they can not advance and a runner at first must return to first and if they did not do this before being tagged they could be doubled off first.
If the ball is not caught and they tried for a Some people are like prawns no guts no spine and a head full of shit shirt they could be tagged out before reaching second. Their elbows are deadly. We do elbows too, but the instructor mentioned how the elbows don’t need any conditioning. My elbows went from to deadly under his instruction. My memory isn’t clear about blocking. But it seems they don’t do it for some reason, or do it very differently. He would put on a tutorial if asked to fight today’s middleweights. Much in boxing has been forgotten, people in the industry like to keep secrets. Seriously, get hold of some of his fight footage.