Snaring a comebacker today, Jon Lester looked poised to make a strong throw to second base and maybe turn a double play – defying those who think he has a problem throwing to a base …
But then he pulled back, turned toward first, and started jogging over. Oh no, folks thought. Lester really does have a problem throwing to bases …
But then he did something we didn’t expect. He threw his glove:
The ball was stuck, and it was a heads up play to realize it quickly and come over to first. It was also heads up by Anthony Rizzo to drop his own glove and receive Lester’s.
You can expect to see that play a lot over the years.