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The Peg System?

Andy Fox is using a system devised by Perry Hill to align the infielders.

As Marlins infield coach, Fox is using the same peg-placement system started by Hill. Where the infield dirt meets the grass outfield, small pegs or divots are placed about 15 feet apart. They are used to help align Ramirez and Uggla.

Hill created the system to be used as benchmarks for the infielders. When Hill was coaching, he would stand in the dugout and shift the infielders within the peg placements, depending on the hitter.

"I don't think it's a gimmick because it works. I used it as a player," Fox said. "These guys use it and they love it. I get here early, talk to the grounds crew, asking if they'd mind putting certain marks here and there. You don't necessarily want to dig up marks on someone's field.

"I think it helps me and it helps them. We're working together here. I'm always in constant contact with them, where they are at and what they like. You have constant communication between each other. The ultimate goal is to be good defenders, and I think the communication part is working out."

For those of you who are lucky enough to see the games in person, have you seen the "pegs"?  This is interesting.  I sure haven't seen them on my computer screen when I'm watching the games.

If you haven't noticed them before, be on the lookout for them the next time you're at the park.