I prefer the original over the sequel

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 Hunter

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.

9 thoughts on “I prefer the original over the sequel

  • April 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you… I think I saw the Ellsbury highlight everywhere today. Including that show that Regis’ hosts, in passing of course. Hill stole home off Petitte long before some Red Sock did… plus the Red Sox fucking cheat all the time by emulating the Yankees spending habits.

  • April 27, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Aaron’s was much more impressive. The fact that Pettite was in the windup for Ellsbury’s makes it significantly less impressive.

  • April 27, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    We may be biased towards the Blue Jays, but Hill’s is much better. The sequence of events that lead up to Hill’s steal of home was much more carefully orchestrated than Ellsbury’s.

    I can’t believe Regis even played the damn highlight. Hopefully by the end of the day, most of the world will have forgotten about it.

  • April 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Sorry, I also forgot to mention that Posada was totally out to lunch on that play, which significantly helped Ellsbury’s chances. Posada even glanced over to third base just before Ellsbury slid in. Posada didn’t even attempt to block the plate either.

    Point – Aaron Hill.

  • April 28, 2009 at 12:05 am

    So glad you picked up on this…I couldn’t believe this was the baseball lead-in for every sports network – even TSN. Suffice to say, if it wasn’t for the NFL draft, well, Ellsbury would already have his name etched into the All-Star. Now he’ll just have to wait a few weeks. 😉

  • April 28, 2009 at 1:36 am

    I give the guy credit – it takes balls to steal home. But every sports channel doesn’t have to hail him as the greek god of base-stealing. If it was anyone other than someone on the Red Sox or Yankees roster, this headline would’ve been buried at the end of the sportscast.

  • April 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    ellsbury was out.

  • May 4, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Well, Ellsbury did steal home with a left-handed hitter at the plate… which is pretty crazy.

  • May 4, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    True – but Hill stole home before Pettite’s windup, and Ellsbury did it while Pettite was in the stretch.

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