Stealing second vs. RHPs was noticeably easier 15 years ago in HS ball.
Back then, a lot more RHPs leg-lifted with runners on, probably because they didn't slidestep on the small diamond. Now, RHPs have been slidestepping since they were 11 yrs.-old.
For you guys that have been around for a while--do you agree it's harder to steal second?
Btw, as a result, I spend quite a bit of time working on our running game.