Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus Takes Out Omar Infante With Hard Slide

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus goes into second base old school taking out Detroit Tigers’ Omar Infante with a hard nosed late slide breaking up a possible double play. Infante left the game after the play and the Tigers seemed fired up about the late slide. One would have to assume that Rasmus will get a fast-ball grooved in his back during the last game of the series.

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  • David Brown

    I’m fine with the slide. In my opinion, pivots have gotten a little too comfortable hanging onto second base. Case in point, he knew how close Rasmus was to second yet still hung in there: the commentators were bang on. If it’s okay for a middle infielder to drop down and throw through a runner coming into second then I have no problem with the slide. Hat’s off to Colby for playing the game hard.

  • LAN

    So individuals the think it was a clean slide are WRONG!!!!!!! The slide started AFTER he reached 2nd base, NOT as he was approaching 2nd base.
    A 60 day suspension MIGHT get the message through the Blue Bird. Play an honest game or go home.

  • Paul Jack

    He did have the cleat high but immediately lowered it. He had no chance at the DP, the internal clock needs to tell him to bail outta there.

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