I’ve never been a huge fan of ‘shits’ in baseball.
For those of you who aren’t big baseball fans, a shift is essentially moving over your fielders (namely the infield) to an extreme position as there are a handful of players that tend to hit the ball towards one side of the field. It’s a numbers game and one that can work, though, not last night against New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.
The power hitting infielder noticed the Red Sox playing a heavy shift on him (seriously, you can’t even see the third baseman in your picture and it nearly zooms out to second base), so Cano did what any good baseball player does – take what the defense gives you.
Cano promptly laid down a perfectly executed bunt that went all the way into left field, allowing Cano to scurry into second base with a double.
I’m guessing the Red Sox probably won’t shit that heavily against Cano again.
Odd you don’t see it happen more often.
H/T to Eye on Baseball