May 13, 2009

Thievery: Jayson Werth is a klepto. (Video here)

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 09:44 PM - 13 comments

Huh, I wouldn't have scored that a steal of third base, but it's pretty impressive nonetheless.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:31 PM on May 13, 2009

I was loving this earlier today. Had a nasty day today and this came up on the home page screen and I checked it out right away. Made the day a lot better.

I can't remember - there was also a double steal mixed in there somewhere right? So much the better if so.

I'm a sideline Phils admirer but not a true fan. I loved that this was a day game and you could check out the reactions of the fans in the stands when he swiped home. Kind of an old school feel with the daylight - midweek game - and the fans feeling proud of their team and their town all over again. The general vibe: "Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!"

posted by beaverboard at 11:30 PM on May 13, 2009

Oh shit I blew it. It was a night game. Who cares - still great. Poor LA - first they get hit with the Mannybanish, then this. Tough week.

posted by beaverboard at 11:33 PM on May 13, 2009

Werth did this off the team of Jackie Robinson. Damn.

posted by Newbie Walker at 03:27 AM on May 14, 2009

Also the team of Maury Wills. Double damn.

posted by Newbie Walker at 03:28 AM on May 14, 2009

I would have scored the steal of third as a steal. While Martin did not make an attempt to throw him out, I think the game situation (2 run game in 7th inning, 2 outs) needs to be taken into account such that this would not be defensive indifference. Pretty impressive steal of home.

posted by holden at 10:09 AM on May 14, 2009

Right. The steal of third was less a case of "Indifference" than it was a case of "Hopelessness".

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, steals of home.

posted by THX-1138 at 02:14 PM on May 14, 2009

This is fabulous. Its one of those "if you love baseball, you have to love this" events.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:50 PM on May 14, 2009

Love it, and I am mostly indifferent to baseball. Russell Martin (the catcher) looked about ready to cry.

posted by dusted at 06:04 PM on May 14, 2009

Love it. Love it more that Werth is on both of my fantasy teams.

posted by ursus_comiter at 09:26 PM on May 14, 2009

There's been three steals of home this season so far. What's the record for an entire season?

posted by NoMich at 10:59 AM on May 16, 2009

The steal of home was fantastic. Great timing.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:09 PM on May 16, 2009

I don't think I've ever seen a steal of home after the catcher throws the ball back to the pitcher. That was awesome!

posted by bender at 08:43 AM on May 20, 2009

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