“Heads-up baseball” is sometimes hard to define.
Usually, it includes lightening-fast decision making, a sophisticated baseball-IQ, and some serious in-game awareness. But again, trying to define it – specifically – can be tricky. For the most part, I’ve found, you simply know it when you see it. And today, I’ve definitely seen it.
Watch as this Taiwanese baseball player from the CPBL throws his bat at a pitch out to protect the suicide squeeze runner departing early from third:
It’s the sort of play that doesn’t show up in the box score, but you just *know* had a huge impact on the game. Nicely done.