Jeter's "Fantastic" Play on 5/11
Did anyone just think he should have ranged over and not fallen down? It was hard, but it was reachable within a few quick movements and strides. And wouldn't that make it a better SS play, though appearing easier?
Jeter's weak to his right, correct? Or is it his left range?
The throw wasn't very good or bad. Adequate for a knees throw, but not an accurate one in the end. He probably should have held it, being on his knees and without a great 1B. That would give up an out, but possibly save one. At least Cairo kept the runner at 1st.
I just don't see how one can look at that play repeatedly and gush about it. Sure if he makes a knees throw the runner is out, but would Aparicio or Ripken need a knees throw?
JM: Only did that for a couple of years and then we had a conspiracy so it kind of turned me sour. Our league's commissioner, Lew Ford(notes) at the time, was doing some shady things that ... I'd rather not talk about [laughs].
DB: Isn't he in Japan right now?
JM: I don't know where Lou is right now. He's probably fleeing the authorities [laughs].