This post is, in reality, a complaint against Major League Baseball and their policy of allowing NO amazing baseball plays to make their way onto the internets. You would think that baseball, America’s pastime, would want to reach as many young fans as possible in order to keep their fan base relevant in the years to come. And I think the best way to do that is to put the amazing highlights from this beautiful game on youtube, so those plays can make their way around the world via computers, for the consumption of young’uns.
But that’s just me. The NFL does the same thing, but I get that – they are a corporate juggernaut that has the power to force tuning to the NFL network, or to nfl.com, and their fans are there for life. Baseball, on the other hand, is less likely to make mlb.com a destination website just so people can see amazing baseball plays. Just sayin’.
That brings me to triple plays. There were TWO amazing triple plays in Major League Baseball last week alone. I would definitely have put both videos up on this blog, had that been possible. Of course it isn’t, and you would have seen the “this video disabled at the request of major league baseball” message when you tried to play it.
In the minor leagues, on the other hand, we get to SEE the cool plays. And this triple play was one of the coolest in a long time – far cooler, I might add, than those in the majors. Did Jed Lowrie start that Red Sox triple play by bouncing the ball off his head? I don’t think so!