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?).