Saturday, April 14, 2012

What in the name of sanity was that? Shoppach's slide-flop.

Kelly Shoppach steals his first base with quite possibly the worst slide ever (VIDEO) | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports:

Before Friday, Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach had gone 464 games without attempting to steal a base — a length of time that qualified for an active MLB record and dated all the way back to the 31-year-old's big league debut in 2005.
That was awful and brilliant. Brilliantly awful and awfully brilliant. I've seen bad baserunners slide too soon before; but, I don't think ever quite that soon, or in quite so dig-your-knee-into-the-ground-y fashion. The rest is poetry in motion. The most bloody awful poetry, like we imagine Mr. Shankly would've written.

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