Hooah, Kid.

Now, you may be asking why an unassisted triple play is a big deal.  Take a look at the conditions, and give the boy some credit.  That's one of the rarest plays you'll ever see.

Baseball isn't my favorite game -- it's a Yankee sport (poking Raven), one that historian Kenneth S. Greenberg proved was not entirely satisfactory to Southern tastes.  (It turns out that Southerners wanted to keep the bat, just in case anyone wanted to try to tag them; and they refused as a point of honor to run away from any man, ball or no ball.)  Still, I have to admit, it's always a pleasure to sit down with a beer and watch on a summer afternoon.  Good to see the youngest generation taking to it.


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DL Sly said...

Awesome! Major leaguers go their entire career without seeing much less making a triple play.
That's so very cool.

Gringo said...

He definitely deserves credit for making a triple play.

bthun said...

Very nicely played!

Assistant Village Idiot said...

At that level, the presence of mind to do anything else after catching the pop-up (itself not a given) is rare. I don't know what else the boy will do in life, but he'll keep his wits about him, as they say.

Ty Cobb might disagree with you, BTW. But point taken. It was a city game before barnstorming came along, and there were more cities in the north.

Grim said...

Ty Cobb's from not too far from here, yeah: they've got a museum to him in Royston, where I go from time to time.

Dr. Greenberg's point was about the earlier period, though. His book is a fascinating read: it's a non-Southerner from a guilt culture rather than honor/shame culture, writing about the mechanisms of the culture in which I grew up. Some of what he has to say isn't flattering, but I'm left with the impression that he can end up seeing the value in it some of the time even though it represents a culture alien to his own. I recommend the work, which is highly entertaining as well as informative.