Boston Red Sox catcher, Kelly Shoppach had a lot going on for himself in the Red Sox home opener last week versus the Tamp Bay Rays. He caught a brilliant game from SP Josh Beckett, 1 run in 8 innings in a 12-2 win- for starters. On offense, the former Tampa Bay catcher for the last two seasons, went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBI.
And as our Best Stat nominee, Shoppach is now 1-1 in stolen bases. One steal, one attempt, in 446 games, a feat that even broke a MLB record held since 2005 for the amount of games played without an attempted steal. (They have records in baseball for just about everything, don’t they?) Unfortunately, his ‘steal’ of second base could possibly be the worst looking steal ever made since Nelson Doubleday had visions of creating the sport of baseball over a century ago!!
*Please excuse the poor quality in this home made video although you will still be able to capture the essence of one of the world’s worst steals, ever.