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Coaches from national power programs give their thoughts on speed as one of the five tools

Originally Published: October 15, 2010
By Victoria Sun | Special to ESPNHS.com

Baseball detractors have long criticized the game's slow pace.

But baseball's perceived lack of excitement is unwarranted.

"Speed has a tremendous effect on the game," says University of Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido. "In truth, the results are about speed.

"Baseball is a deceptive game because it doesn't appear that way but it is that way."

Speed, specifically how fast a player can get on base or run down a ball on defense, is one ...

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