Down By Five in Spring Training? Why Not Try a Straight-Steal of Home!?

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Down By Five in Spring Training? Why Not Try a Straight-Steal of Home!?

Incredible Plays

Maybe it’s because I watched The Sandlot on a loop every single day as a kid, but the straight-steal of home is my all-time favorite baseball play.

To me, they’re sweeter than triple plays, home run robberies, grand slams, you name it.

So when I saw Lolo Sanchez with a straight-steal of home against the Phillies yesterday (thanks extreme shifting!), I had to share:

And, hey, down by five runs in March? There’s no reason to hold back. I hope other players follow suit and use these last couple days before the regular season for some other trick plays (maybe a hidden ball trick or two?).


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.