Here’s Yankees leadoff hitter Brett Gardner slapping a ball into the gap in left center, with two outs in the top of the ninth, with his team down a run after surrendering a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning:

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Yes, Houston’s Josh Reddick* does a fine job of cutting the ball off and getting it back to the infield, and a strong and heads-up and accurate relay back to first makes the out, and the Astros should be very proud of themselves for playing the right way or whatever.

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Brett Gardner, what are you even doing. That is not how we run to second base. That is how we walk behind a sofa when we are pretending to walk down stairs, in order to make children snicker. Never do that again.