One of the more perplexing things about baseball is that the athletes have gotten so much more athletic and yet the running game has been devalued. This makes sense, of course, if you weigh the cost-benefit structure but the risk-adverse approach too often robs fans of heart-in-throat moments involving baserunners who simply won't stop until they've reached home plate, consequences be damned.
So it was enjoyable to see two examples of devil-may-care baserunning in the Majors yesterday. First, let's watch Tampa Bay's Manuel Margot score from second on a wild pitch against the Los Angeles Angels. Just 180 feet of determined sprinting, seamlessly going from a stolen base mindset to a go-ahead state of mind.