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“It’s a trap!”
Oh Admiral Ackbar, if you’re known for nothing else, you’re known for this one line in the movie. However, you’ve summed up the feeling of every hitter who’s tried to hit a ball down the third base line and get it past Nolan Arenado.
There is no other third baseman in the game today who is as decorated defensively as Arenado. Four consecutive Gold Gloves. Back-to-back Fielding Bible Awards. Numerous head-shaking plays. The list goes on and on and on.
Barehanded grabs charging toward home plate and then throwing the runner out at first? Yep, he does that. Grabbing the ball in foul ground and still getting the runner by a step at first? Absolutely. Diving into the stands and sacrificing his body for the catch? You bet.
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Go ahead, hitters. Keep trying to hit the ball down the third base line. Keep trying to get it past Arenado. See how that works out for you. You may find yourself feeling just like Admiral Ackbar. Well, without the bulbous head and eyes sticking out to the site. But you get the idea.