Thursday, September 10, 2009
We complain when they get it wrong, so we should give props on great calls like this. With two outs, Ian Desmond took a heads-up, worthwhile risk. But we can see here that he was clearly out.
One other thing--this is exciting, aggressive but clean baseball. Some guys might have blind-sided the defenseless pitcher covering home plate, likely resulting in an injury for Joe Blanton and perhaps Desmond, but the hook slide gave Desmond a better chance to score and was a safer, cleaner way to play.
Posted by Steven at 11:18 PM