(Hidden-ball) trick or treat: Some Halloween-themed baseball trivia

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One of the rarest plays in baseball, the hidden-ball trick, is as much fun as anything you might see in the game. It is at the same time enjoyable and embarrassing. The trick is executed when a fielder hides the ball to fool the runner into thinking the pitcher has it, allowing the fielder to tag the runner out. I only bring this up today because I’m not a ‘‘trick or treat’’ fan. I prefer a simple ‘‘Happy Halloween’’ with the awarding of candy as a response. There are way too many tricks in the outside world. Let’s show a little love to the kids who work hard appearing in a costume and lugging around an increasingly large largesse of candy, from which their parents can grab a few bites after the collectors enter a sugar-induced sleep. Have fun and learn a lot.

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