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.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
What in the name of sanity was that? Shoppach's slide-flop.
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