If the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again, while expecting different results, then most Major Leaguers must be out of their minds.
If they weren’t, they wouldn’t keep trying for third base when Yasiel Puig is patrolling right field with a damn cannon for an arm.
Check it out:
— MLB (@MLB) June 27, 2017
Okay, in reality, that was a perfectly fine (albeit aggressive) turn, and it’s not like Kole Calhoun is a terrible runner. It’s just that Puig has an absolute cannon, and it really shouldn’t be tested.
As a matter of fact, Statcast clocked that particular throw at 96.3 MPH (his fastest throw of 2017):
And it was so accurate, to boot.
Clearly #PuigYourFriend does not apply to base runners.