FWIW - I never understand why the home team fans ALWAYS boo every time the visiting team throws to first in an attempted pick off. EVERY time. It's part of the game to try to keep the guy close -- don't they understand that? Yet it happens in EVERY city.....The fake-to-third, throw-to-first pickoff move is now a thing of the past. Or, rather, it will now be called a balk. Tyler Kepner of the New York Times reports Major League Baseball has implemented the rule change that will take effect this season.