Sometimes, baseball is all numbers and hard work. Other times, it’s creativity.
Watch what happens to this base runner when a perfectly timed pitch-out completely throws off his hit-and-run, leaving him stranded in no-mans land.
That runner was out by a MILE, when he slid past the bag at first. I mean, seriously, the first baseman has the ball in his glove, ready to make a tag. But with some sharp improv skills, the runner uses his feet, lingering slothfully behind his body, to just tap the inside corner of the bag with his toe. BOOM. Safe. Amazing.