If I didn’t see what happened in the bottom of the 9th I wouldn’t believe it. The most elementary of all of those who play baseball would avoid what happened to Dickerson.
Dickerson tried to steal second on a pitch to Brian Roberts, who hit a foul pop near first base. Dickerson didn’t know where the ball went, and Ramirez made it appear that the ball was in play as Dickerson slid into second. The baserunning blunder made him an easy out at first.
“I didn’t peek and it ended up in the one place where you’re not going to get that awareness reaction from the infielders,” Dickerson said. “Especially Ramirez with the deke. That pretty much got me. I assumed there was a groundball hit behind me and he was going to first because I was already there.”
Sabathia vs Tillman tonight as the Yanks come to town
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