It's a move that draws more boos than Alex Rodriguez in a slump. And, thankfully, it's going away.
The fake a throw to third base, throw to first pickoff move is no more. Major League Baseball will impose the rule this year that such a move is now a balk.
"The managers say it's all about speeding up the game," said the former reliever Jeff Nelson, to the New York Times. "I think now, the runner at first might get a little bit of an advantage. All it's used for is to keep the runner at first close. I might have done it 100 times and gotten two guys on it."
And that's the point. It's a move that simply doesn't work, and probably was used as a stalling tactic more than anything else. If there's something baseball doesn't need, it's more stalling tactics.