The pickle started during Thursday's game against the Red Sox
Cincinnati Red’s centerfielder Billy Hamilton, who leads the MLB in stolen bases, has been in a pickle between 2nd and 3rd base since Thursday evening’s game against the Red Sox. This four day pickle marks the longest play in MLB history.
It all started when Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox second baseman, missed a pickoff throw from the pitcher, allowing Hamilton a chance to steal 3rd. However, Hamilton’s speed tore a layer in the time/space continuum, creating an alternate universe in which Billy Hamilton has been in a seemingly infinite game of tag with Pedroia.
“It’s insane at this point,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell, “I had to take the rest of the boys off the field while they finished this one off. Unfortunately it’s four days later and the play is still going on. The good news is that this gives our other players a chance to rest up until this play is finished.”
Wow. Talk about a manager making the best of a bad situation.
Best of luck to Hamilton and Pedroia as they continue to chase each other back and forth.