Why does P-Rod run so close to the sidelines?

I can't figure this out. He catches balls outta bounds and gets pushed easily outta bounds. They need to teach him how to run a better route.

Your Kidding wright?

I've noticed that pattern also. I can only guess that's what they are coaching him to do. Maybe it makes it safer to throw up high in his direction?

that would be the answer. if you are throwing a jump ball you want to make sure only the reciver can get it, so if your right against the sideline its either going out of bonds or the reciver will come down with it.

Who is P-Rod????

It is called a fade route, and yes you do end up close to the sidelines where you either make the catch or the play is out-of-bounds.