As the old baseball joke goes, Chicago White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino tied a long-standing record by being involved in all three outs in the second inning on Saturday.
The joke will always work too, because it's a record that has been tied thousands of times over the years, but will never be broken. That much is guaranteed.
The reason it's worth mentioning this time though has nothing to do with jokes or records, it's the manner in which Saladino recorded those outs. Each play was different from the others. Each play had a certain level of difficultly attached. And, above all else, each out was completed in impressive fashion.
The inning started with Anthony Rizzo hitting a pop foul down the left-field line that Saladino pursued a long way before making theRead More »from White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino had a memorable defensive inning