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VIDEO: Andrelton Simmons did something ridiculous again

Jul 21, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

Everybody knows that Andrelton Simmons is a fantastic defensive shortstop, but sometimes it’s nice to get a reminder. Look at Simmons show off some remarkable athleticism to get a forceout at second base in the top of the fourth inning against the Marlins this evening:

Not only does Simmons change direction on a dime to make the stop, but he has the presence of mind to get the out at second base, too. That’s…just not fair.

  1. bronco58lb - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Marty Marion, Luis Aparicio, Dave Concepcion, Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, Andrelton Simmons….

    • ahrmon - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:54 PM

      “Who are 6 shortstops that play better defense than Derek Jeter, Alex?”

      /Jeter fan

      • clydeserra - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:34 PM

        who are 5 short stops who aren’t better at defense than Andrelton Simmons, and Andreton Simmons?

      • SocraticGadfly - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:50 PM

        Uhh, that’s just wrong on the Wiz, @Clydeserra.

        Have Simmons check in with us in a decade. Then we’ll talk if he’s the long-term equal, let alone the idea that he might be more than.

        #Fail.

  2. renaado - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Watchin this guy play really made me a proud Braves fan. Certainly one of the best shortstops in Baseball.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      Even if you hate the Braves you gotta love this guy. That kind of defensive ability is awesome.

  3. hojo20 - Jul 21, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    I’d see Simmons play almost every night if the Braves game were still on TBS. Grrrrr,

  4. hammyofdoom - Jul 21, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    I’m actually sort of glad that he didn’t make that throw to first. If he had, I think that I’d be permanently jaded for every future play I saw by a shortstop. “Oh you think that was good, I saw the one time that Andrelton Simmons laughed in the face of god”

  5. moogro - Jul 22, 2014 at 3:58 AM

    Infinite fun.

  6. timmmah10 - Jul 22, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    What a bum! He bobbled the ball on the transfer! LOSER!

    /sarcasm (dude is dirty!)

  7. wonkypenguin - Jul 22, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    That was a phenomenal play, but just so we’re all clear, if he would have gotten the double play throwing from his ass, I would have bought a Simmons jersey. Holy hell.

    “Throwing from his ass” copyright Cliff Lee, 2014.

  8. podcastratedd - Jul 22, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    There isn’t a play Simmons doesn’t think he can make. It’s that sort of mentality that makes him special.

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