Originally Posted by traderumor
You're not bashing anyone on this play, but most first baseman make this play.......easy. I'm not bashing anyone, but that's an easy play. Nice.
Disagree. As an old first baseman (not a professional one, lol), that hop looked a little funny. True Votto did a swipe instead of blocking the ball. But that's an instinctive reaction from a 1B to get the out with the runner screaming down the line. Taking into consideration a player going to third, probably a block would have been better, but a natural 1B reaction is to do the "pick" and get the out. The opposite of the natural catcher reaction, which is block the ball block the ball block the ball.