So far this season, rookie center fielder Billy Hamilton is batting .091 and getting on base at an equally awful .130 clip. That is two hits and one walk in 22 at-bats. The Cincinnati Reds still might be inclined to have a long leash with the young outfielder, however, and if there was any doubt why, Hamilton reminded the world on Wednesday when he did this.
You can probably count on one finger the guys in baseball fast enough to actually take that chance, let alone actually reach the plate safely. Hamilton’s speed is that impressive, and if ever he can figure out how to get on base consistently, he has the chance to set records on the base paths.