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Video of the Day: Yadier Molina is so slow he has to speed up to stop

Sep 16, 2012, 10:57 AM EST

I guess you can give kudos to Matt Kemp here for not giving up on the play and throwing out Yadier Molina last night.  But dude, whoever was responsible for Yadier Molina trying to stretch this into a triple needs to re-think things.

Yadier has three career triples. I’m going to assume that on all three of them, the outfielders making plays on those hits broke their legs or were swallowed by crocodiles in the process or something, thus allowing Molina to make it to third.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Leave the Molina’s alone. It is a treat to watch those speed demons on the base paths.

    • chumthumper - Sep 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

      Wow, Kemp threw out Molina. That should be HOF-worthy.

  2. ikedavisnose - Sep 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Damn Craig what was the last time you worked on a Sunday

  3. Brian Donohue - Sep 16, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Talk all you like about Yadi’s legs (he steals a fair number of bases for a tortoise), it was a great, great play; and the proof of that is what it took to nail Yadi at all: that insane Kempian intensity — damn near knock the wall into the ravine, run fill tilt back toward the infield and throw a seed to 3b. See that look on Ethier’s face afterward? He was probably thinking exactly what I was: this guy plays in a perfect fury, he’s incredible to watch.

    • bigharold - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      There is no way Molina should have tried for 3rd without a dirt bike at his disposal. He’s got three triples in his entire career and one of them, .. if I remember correctly, .. the OF had a heart attack before he got to the ball.

      You never make the first or third out at third.

  4. norcaldeportes - Sep 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Less Cardinals. More Giants.

  5. natslady - Sep 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Was the wind blowing or something? Kemp took a few ballet turns on the way to that ball–seems like it would have saved energy just to catch it in the first place.

  6. thefalcon123 - Sep 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    And yet, improbably enough, he is 11 for 13 in stolen base attempts this year.

    • teaspoon1731 - Sep 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

      Well, in all fairness, if you see Yadier on base, are you expecting him to steal? Hell no! Even when he starts running the catcher was probably sitting there confused by the man walking to the next base.

  7. dodgersx1 - Sep 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Hahaha.. More giants ? You guys will win the west but won’t make it pass the NLDS! Stupid pumpkin heads

    • temporarilyexiled - Sep 17, 2012 at 6:52 AM

      You may be right, and if so, it’ll be your warm and fuzzy moment. You’d better hope that happens, because it’ll be your ONLY warm and fuzzy moment. You may not get one of those for quite a while.

  8. maynardstool - Sep 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    It’s hilarious the hard-on you “guys” have for the Cards. I find it really hard to believe that you and über nerd Matthew have any time to watch the teams that you “root” for, with all the time you take to rip on the Defending, 11 time World Champions.

  9. buckemtp - Sep 16, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    It gets really old seeing you post articles almost daily bitching and whining about the cardinals. How about you show some actual journalism and write something unbiased and worth reading?

    • Craig Calcaterra - Sep 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

      So you missed my love letter to Yadier just two days ago, huh? Guess you only notice when someone is critical of something you love.

      http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/14/yadier-molina-is-absolutely-ridiculous/

      • stlouis1baseball - Sep 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM

        Yes Craig. I does appear he missed your love letter. But in fairness…it’s hard to criticize a love letter. Even when you don’t share the same affinity for the person writing the letter.

  10. cur68 - Sep 17, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    You dare criticize and mock my faux-bro? I demand satisfaction, Calcaterra. We must fight. Choose your weapon from the tools of ignorance and prepare to take a beating.

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