4 Fielding

Fielding is the most interesting part of the game, because it's always different, you're always thinking. As you ask yourself the timeless questions: ``where should I be playing, what am I going to do with the ball if it's hit to me, and what do I do if the ball's not hit to me?" the answers depend on your position, who's on base and how fast they are, how many outs there are, who's the batter, etc. There's not room here to go over all possible permutations, so we'll just first give some rules of thumb and then briefly list some things to keep in mind by position.