When I was eight or so playing in a little league game, I hit a bloop that fell between the third baseman and shortstop. It wasn’t that I hit the ball all that hard (or that soft), it was that we were in little league and the opposition couldn’t catch a beach ball if you tossed it at them.
Regardless, after the ball bounced away from the infielders, I decided I’d advance to second base. Only problem – the ball didn’t get away as far as I thought it did, so I had to scurry back to first base where that same third baseman who couldn’t catch a swift wind just tossed a seed to the first base man as I cadillaced my way back to the bag.
What’s the point of that awful story? Apparently, Matt Holliday never experienced anything like it – well – until now.
Talk about a TOOTBLAN (Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop, for you non-baseball enthusiasts).
Good thing he hits home runs, I guess. Don’t have to deal with that whole ‘baserunning’ thing, then.