In an interview following last night’s win, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey revealed that his complicated signals to the pitcher were really just a simple game of rock-paper-scissors. Posey disclosed the information when asked whether he and pitcher Madison Bumgarner had any sort of elaborate strategy for getting opponents to strike out.
“If I win," he explained, "Madison throws a fastball down the center of the plate. If Madison wins, he’ll just surprise me with a curveball or a slider or something. We usually just play one game, but if it’s a high-stakes throw, we’ll go best two out of three.”
Posey also admitted that when he’s at bat, he flips a coin before each pitch to decide which ones to swing on.