Stark: Jean Segura’s baserunning adventures

From SABR member Jayson Stark at on April 20, 2013, with mention of SABR members David W. Smith and David Vincent:

I think we just found baseball’s version of Leon Lett.

I’m talking about Brewers shortstop Jean Segura, who, like the mixed-up grandma who made a U-turn on a one-way street, performed an act of baserunning madness Friday that he’ll be seeing, on scoreboard video-screen blooper reels, for the rest of his life.

To even try to describe this adventure is almost as challenging as actually doing it. And all the jumbled online play-by-play accounts out there are living proof.

But here’s the simplest way to sum it up:

This guy stole second. Then he tried to steal third but somehow wound up on first. Then he got thrown out trying to steal second again. All in a span of five pitches.

Just try that on your PlayStation sometime. Excellent chance smoke starts pouring out of it within seconds.


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Originally published: April 20, 2013. Last Updated: April 20, 2013.