Aaron Hill already did it 2 years ago, so why is the baseball world abuzz about Jacoby Ellsbury’s straight steal off Andy Pettite yesterday? Because it’s the Boston Red Sox, and they’re the “hottest” team in baseball (although technically, the Blue Jays have the better record). Oddly enough, both of these straight steals of home were off of Andy Pettite, and both were go-ahead runs. I still think the original is better than the sequel.
Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.