Last week Tom Verducci floated an idea that was pretty darn harebrained about possibly outlawing defensive shifts because they’re allegedly unfair to hitters. We tore that one apart pretty well and moved on. But today circumstances force us to be reminded of it. For the Boston and New York media met in a media baseball game this afternoon. And this happened:
Tough loss in the media game this morning but… 1. Tom Verducci grounding out into @brianmacp’s shift was the game’s most ironic moment.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) August 1, 2014
It is my hope — and given how baseball scribes tend to operate, my full expectation — that they put the shift on against Verducci simply to taunt and annoy him. Now, if he ever raises the issue of the shift again, he can be shouted down as being motivated by personal feelings and emotions and things.
(thanks to Josh R. for the heads up)