Runner Skips 3rd to Score on Squeeze

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This video of a runner skipping 3rd base entirely to score from 2nd on a squeeze has been flying around the internet.

Bizarre play here. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I bet you haven’t either. Before I give my take here, check it out for yourself.

 

Stop tweeting me that it’s not legal, we know that. But from the looks of the field and the teams, I’m gonna assume this is high school baseball. One important thing to note about high school baseball is that for the most part the umpires stink.

I think the reason this play works is because with a stinky two umpire crew, the home plate umpire’s attention is to the play at the plate, and the field ump’s attention is to a possible play at first. His back is probably turned to third base. Actually, I bet there are a total of 0 people in the park who are watching a runner round third here.

I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’ve been on the fence over how I feel about it. My conclusion; I kinda dig it. If you ain’t cheatin’ you ain’t tryin’. Don’t blame the team for pulling it off, blame the umpires for being bad at their jobs.