Baseball is the chess of team sports.

There’s a lot of sitting around and strategy abound. Managers make double switches to prevent pitchers from hitting in key situations. They pull pitchers for matchup purposes based on statistics.

Baseball’s also a sport of failure.

A hitter with a .300 average gets commended for the job, despite getting out seven of 10 times. A reliever that comes in to face just one batter gives up the game-winning grand slam.

There are also situations that pop up in every game, no matter the team, player or score.

From an umpire’s makeup pitch to a redeeming at-bat, follow the slideshow to find out just what they are and feel free to leave your additional scenarios as a comment.

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