The Campaign For DA

4.18.2016

I Have A Baseball Post!




Ian Kinsler was genius on this.

One out. There is a guy on first who is as fast as Usain Bolt.  Since there is only one runner on base, the "in field fly rule"does not apply. Kinsler is actually smart enough to know this.  If Kinsler catches the ball, the fast guy stays on first and the batter is out. Instead, Kinsler intentionally lets the ball hit the ground and throws it to second for a force. Now the fastest guy on the other team is out instead of remaining on first.

Sneaky, but brilliant.

(Stuff like this was why I almost won Manager of the Year of a bunch of sixth graders who were lucky enough to remember to take their gloves into the field after they just went 0-fer in their at bat.)