The sound of the ball popping into the first baseman's glove makes a hard thump. A millisecond later the baserunner's cleat lands on the bag. The out is made. Relief.
This is baseball. This is the game: catch the ball, throw the ball, record the out.
This fundamental act is repeated over and over in practice. The stopwatch can teach and develop a player's internal clock. Let's take a look at how coaches are utilizing the accountability of the clock.