What’s Up With This Bizarre Major League Baseball Play?

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In a Major League Baseball game on Friday night, the Dodgers pulled one of the most bizarre-looking strategic moves you’ll see. Just look at the screenshot, aboveWhat is going on there?

Basically, it’s a baseball strategy called the infield shift — but taken to an extreme that looks odd to even the most seasoned baseball observer

The infield shift typically moves a defensive player over to the right side of the field between first and second base to protect against left-handed hitters who tend to pull the ball in that direction. While it’s an uncommon move, it’s not unheard of to see three guys playing defense between first and second base in certain situations — but four? That’s plain weird. Read more…

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Sam Laird

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