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Baseball Oddities Are Fun: CS-2U

May 19, 2008, 1:45 PM EDT

So Jayson Werth hit three home runs the other night, an impressive feat. But something even more rare took place that many of us didn’t even notice. The tremendous Finger Food explains:

Here’s what happened: Shane Victorino took off from first in attempt to
steal second base only to find Jimmy Rollins standing on the bag.
Apparently Victorino may have thought a sign was flashed for a double
steal, which didn’t seem to be a call that made much sense considering
there were no outs and Chase Utley was up.

That’s where Victorino came in sprinting toward second base with his
head down and arms pumping. When he finally looked up and caught a
glimpse of Rollins standing like a statue on second, Victorino quickly
became a meek, cornered deer. First he lurched back to first, then
changed direction, did a little juke move and then just gave up and
stopped in his tracks.

That’s when catcher Gregg Zaun, running with the ball in the infield
lest an errant throw allowed Rollins to circle the bases, finally
slapped a tag on Victorino.

There it was. CS-2U.

An unassisted caught stealing by the catcher! Maybe that’s why Cholly has you on the bench there, Shane. Eh?

>>You don’t see that everyday [Finger Food]


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