Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Stolen Bases

In my opinion, there will never be a better game than baseball. I absolutely love the sport. Too bad I was never any good at playing it. That being said, I could watch the sport all day long. I love that the season is 162 games. The only thing that makes summer bearable here in the desert is getting to watch the D-Backs (and the Twins when they're on) play. I have already been to five games this summer and hope to hit up at least that many more over the rest of the season. Anyway, the reason for the post is an article I read by Jerry Crasnick on ESPN.com. One of the greatest parts to any baseball game is the stolen base. I love watching a real burner get on base and then slowly lead off more and more and BAM - he's off in a flash. The catcher gets the ball and rockets a throw to second. The best of moments are when it is a picture-perfect throw but the base runner slides into the bag a split second before the tag. Absolutely beautiful. Anyway, the article is pretty good - though I feel like Carlos Gomez should be higher on the list. When he learns how to get that OBP higher, he'll rise up the list. The real question, though, is if we'll ever see a guy like Rickey again. Who knows, but as for me, I am hoping for the return of beloved small-ball.

2 comments:

Jared Ulrich said...

No one will ever come close to the master king of stolen bases, Ricky Henderson! He is the true king of thieves...

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