This is how Joe Maddon described Jose Molina scoring from second on Wednesday night…

“I was almost sucked out of the dugout by the vortex J-Mo created when he rounded 3rd on Zo’s single. It’s like getting caught in jet wash.”

Earlier this year we learned that when Molina runs “hard” he is still slower than a home run trot (true story). Last night we got to experience the magic again.

With the score tied 2-2 in the fifth inning, Ben Zobrist smacked a single into center field. There were two outs, so Tom Foley sent Molina home.

So go grab a beer, sit down, and enjoy the beauty that is Molina racing home. Somebody should write a country song about this…

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  1. Bill says:

    I kind of thought "I'll Be Home for Christmas" was appropriate.

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  2. Mr. Smith 1980 says:

    (To the tune of Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again")

    Slow again,
    just can't wait to run real slow again
    This is the fastest I've ever been
    Just can't wait to go run real slow again

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  3. Beth says:

    I do recall that he had a few stolen bases last year -- and not always on "defensive indifference"! To have Jose Molina steal on you has to be painful.

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    • Bill says:

      They were more like pitcher indifference. Pitchers got in the habit of taking it for granted that we wasn't going and didn't look. First basemen played close but didn't hold him, so he got a huge jump and took off. Not quite indifference, but inattention at least.

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