I don't think it was as catastrophic as some, but Granite stepping over first base last night was absolutely confounding to me.Think of all the times a ballplayer has run a ball out.Played ball when I was younger, then some town ball, then finally came to grips with the fact I could no longer catch up to a fastball, and finished up playing slow-pitch.I'm not sure my brain would allow me to over-step first base even if I tried.That's a whole lotta muscle-memory to re-direct.
Interesting quote from Granite in Phil & LaVelle's story in the Strib:
“I felt his momentum was taking [Kahnle] through the bag, and I was afraid I was going to step on him. And I just missed the base” with an extra-long stride, Granite said. “It was stupid. I should have stepped on him.”
Think about that for a second."I was afraid I was going to step on him."Is that the most accurate metaphor for Twins / Yankees EVER?
Twins are afraid to step on the Yankees feet, while the Yankees would prefer to step on the Twins' collective throats, rip their hearts out and eat them, whilst committing unspeakable acts to every single one of their mothers and their wives if it would mean winning a ball game.
Edited by Doubles, 04 October 2017 - 12:14 PM.