Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The major league baseball season started over the weekend, and we already have a candidate for play of the year.
White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle sticks his foot out to stop a grounder up the middle, deflecting the ball into foul territory. He chases it down, then flips it with his glove, between his legs, right to the first baseman. I can't figure out how to embed the video from the MLB web site, so just click here to see the play.
Of course, as an umpire, one of the things I enjoy most is seeing the first base ump hustle to get into the proper position, and then get the call correct even though it's a bang-bang play.