Ok, so last night in Cleveland, this happened…
I’m really surprised there’s no rule in the rulebook that covers what to do when multiple balls are on the field. I think the ball should be considered dead in a situation like this, and everybody should be safe where they are & cannot advance.
Here’s A’s centerfielder Sam Fuld, giving a quick lesson on how to play the outfuld.
This reminds me a little of that famous Ozzie Smith play from the 70′s where he dives and barehands a bad hop. Simmons doesn’t need to dive here, but he reacts so quickly to this bad hop that it almost doesn’t look difficult at all. I love how the Padres announcer says “oh, gimme a break.”
Your pitching staff will buy you steaks when you play center like this.
Sleepy Defense + Hustle = Awesomeness
No matter how Mike Trout’s career ends up, he will always have a good argument for being the best young position player the game has ever seen. He’s already got more fWAR through his age 22 season than anybody else, and now he’s on the verge of accumulating the most rWAR too.
22+ WAR in Their Age 22 Season
I’ve never seen the bases unload like this before. Great baserunning by Segura especially.
Amusing bit in the Rays batting practice the other day…
I didn’t think he’d catch this. Awesome hustle.
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NJIT math professor Bruce Bukiet has been crunching some numbers and says The Red Sox have a 69% chance of beating the Cardinals in this year’s World Series. Although, lookin’ at the first two rounds of the post-season, the Cardinals have outplayed his projections for them. So don’t count ‘em out just yet.