Just when you think you’ve seen everything in baseball, Brewers shortstop Jean Segura goes and does something we may never see again. In the 8th inning against the Cubs, Segura reached base and then stole 2nd. He then tried to steal 3rd base and got hung up resulting in this..
Let me attempt to explain. Ryan Braun seeing the throw go to 3rd decides to take 2nd base, then Segura and Braun are both on the base. Segura is safe when tagged and Braun is out when tagged because 2nd was Segura’s original base. Segura assumed he was out at 2nd (which he should’ve been on his 2nd tag) and starts to run back to the dugout only to realize he had been safe at 2nd. Knowingly (for the first time) that he’d end up out if he went back to 2nd, he steals 1st base and is safe. Naturally, Segura is thrown out trying to re-steal 2nd base afterwards.
UPDATE: Here’s the full video of Segura’s antics including both steal attempts of 2nd base.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen someone steal 1st base though. Flashback to Lloyd Moseby of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1987.
Luckily for Moseby, he ended up back at 2nd base in the end. Segura’s still trying to find his way back.
-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)