Don’t Slide Into First

I love Bryce Harper’s hustle, grit, etc. etc. etc…. Blah blah blah… Don’t slide into first. Harper is going to have to have surgery on his thumb, and may be out into July. Yasiel Puig hurt his thumb sliding into first the other day. While a slightly better chance of beating out a single might justify a minute injury risk… there is no benefit from sliding into first. Since you can run through the bag, no time is gained by the slide. Not only might it decrease your time, the injury risk is significant.

I better not see any of my Reds trying to pull this. Mark it down, sliding into first is done. Over.

-Spencer out

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