Red Sox Meet Ramón Laureano the Hard Way
As sabremetric as the Boston Red Sox are, it seems they mighta missed something in their readouts for the Oakland A's outfield.
Not only that, their advance scouts musta been distracted by other things.
Whatever. The BoSox are now believers.
In Oakland's 7-0 victory on Monday, Xander Boegarts challenged Laureano to nail him at home. Poor decision:
Statcast recorded the throw at 96mph, covering a distance of 270ft.
There's a reason the phrase once bitten, twice shy came into being a few centuries ago. Perhaps Boegarts should brush up on his history.
It mighta avoided a bitta déjà on Tuesday:
That could well have sealed the deal in a game the A's won, 1-0.
Xander Bogaerts on Laureano: "I'm like, there's no way he'll do that again. ... The next time I won't run."— Ben Ross (@BenRossSports) April 3, 2019
Maybe Mookie Betts took what Laureano did to Boegarts as a challenge.
As the AL's reigning MVP, dude decided to don his cape in Thursday's game and go for an extra base himself:
Do tell. Game, set, and match.
Unless Usain Bolt tries yet another sport and does the Herb Washington thing, it's doubtful anyone else will want to be baseball's version of getting posterized.