Saturday, May 4, 2013
Video: Hank Conger bunts, trips, still manages to be safe
Let Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Hank Conger serve as an example as to why defensive shifts don't always work.
Conger essentially legged out a bunt single in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles despite tripping while running to first base. No, I'm not kidding.
Watch as Conger laid down a bunt toward the left side of the pitcher's mound, proceeded to sprint toward first, but somehow got his feet tangled up, and suffered a terribly inopportune tumble.
However, the Orioles had shifted so far to the opposite side of the infield that Conger still had time to rise to his feet and make it to first base safely.
If you listen closely, you can almost hear the sound of "Yakety Sax" playing softly in the background as the whole play develops.
Via Hardball Talk