Had a bit of fun with this rundown of Brett Gardner in the Yankees-Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Officially I think it’s a 1-3-4-3-4-2-6 putout.
Based on a conversation I had elsewhere, I wonder if it’s possible to have a “pi” putout. Pi from memory is 3.14159265358979 and the digits allow for every position on the diamond to participate. Let’s see how that works:
Carlos Pena keeps the ball on a hidden ball trick without a balk being called (I think that’s possible, right?).
James Russell breaks to 2B to receive the throw from Pena.
Russell throws to Blake DeWitt covering 1B which was vacated by Pena.
DeWitt throws back to Russell at 2B.
Russell throws to Aramis Ramirez who dashed all the way to 1B to cover for DeWitt because Pena is off to the side picking his wedgie or something.
Ramirez then fires to Kosuke Fukudome, who ran in from RF to cover 2B.
Kosuke throws to Geovany Soto, now covering 1B.
Soto throws to Starlin Castro covering 2B.
Castro throws to Ramirez at 1B.
Ramirez to Pena, who decides to rejoin the play at 2B.
Pena back to Ramirez at 1B.
Ramirez now throws to Reed Johnson covering 2B.
Reed fires to Kosuke at 1B.
Kosuke fires to Alfonso Soriano, who covers 2B.
Soriano throws back to Kosuke at 1B, and Kosuke delivers a death touch to Brett Gardner, that squirrelly motherfucker.
That was fun. Knowing the Cubs and their fail at rundowns it might actually happen.