When is an easy out not an easy out? When Jason Heyward is the man you’re trying to tag.
Heyward looked dead between third and home Wednesday night against the Marlins but by some kind of magic or voodoo or manipulation of the space-time continuum he was able to make his body smaller and avoid being tagged by Casey McGehee.
Amazingly, Heyward pulled off this feat without leaving the baseline.
That’s where being a thin person really helps. A fat person like Bartolo Colon would never be able to avoid a tag like that. Colon would get smacked on the belly for sure.
Heyward, being thin, can just turn and dance around the tag.
Not fat-shaming Bartolo Colon. Just saying, being fat has obvious disadvantages in certain situations. If you’re avoiding a tag, you’d rather be thin than fat. If you’re trying to make your way down a narrow alley between two buildings, you want to be thin rather than fat.
If you’re on a lifeboat and the food runs out, you want to be thin rather than fat. The fat guy is getting eaten first, trust me.
Jason Heyward can avoid tags. He can slip between buildings. And he probably won’t be the first guy on the menu if he’s ever stranded on a lifeboat with hungry cannibals.