I think that is the best outfield assist I’ve seen. It is on par with did throwing someone out at third and home in the same game. This kid has an arm and has played amazingly since coming up to the show! All I could think of watching this is when we used to say don’t run on. I will also offer my hat tip to the fantastic camera work that let me see it all in HD closeup! That’s why he was past 2nd base when he caught the ball. It is a set play. Not coach’s fault. If he didn’t catch it he would have scored easily. I was at the Aakland Athletics shirt and I remember how the crowd went silent when they showed the replays.
Aakland Athletics shirt, hoodie, tank top and sweater
It wasn’t exactly a laser of an Aakland Athletics shirt of it got the job done. Excellent location despite the rainbow. They have a left fielder coming next year that is going to be playing for them. As soon as he gets done playing football. I reckon I’m throwing that twenty years ago. And I didn’t have the biggest arm at the cricket club. The first baseman’s foot was off the bag when he caught it. the guy should be safe. And I also like the first baseman’s lack of reaction to the throw coming his way.
It doesn’t look like the runner was faked out by the first baseman’s fake out but still nice move. If he would have hit the cutoff, the ball would have made it to first much quicker. He wouldn’t have had to gather himself repeatedly and triple clutch before throwing it. It was actually a showoff/hero play instead of team ball. I like the hands on the Aakland Athletics shirt of the second baseman who is complaining to himself that the guy missed his cut-off again!