The thought occured tonight as after Upton laced one up the 3B line and suddenly Manny attacks the ball with all the speed of a Old Timer's Game player and BJ inexplicably jogs to 1st and 2nd with all the gusto that would make Aubrey Huff look like Michael Johnson running the 200m. I believe every other player on the Rays would make it to 3rd on that play, but because it is a hit to LF, Upton never bothers to look for more than a double. Which likely cost the Rays a run.
Besides the hustle on the basepaths when it suits me attitude, BJ also has the hit the cutoff man once a week attitude, and the 'forgetting not to overrun the bag when the ball is in close proximity' attitude.
[Standard obligatory disclaimer - Yes I know that BJ, talented though he may be, is no Manny in terms of offensive production.]
This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.