The entire league has gone shift wacky. The proliferation of Bloomberg Sports information allows baseball teams to carefully position their infielders in an attempt to thwart known pull hitters. It is generally called “The Shift” or “The Ted Williams Shift” or whatever. Until last night.

When the Dodgers sent an extra infielder to the right side to defend against Barves lefty Brian McCann, immortal Dodgers broadcaster channelled another LA sports legend, Chick Hearn. Rather than refer to the Dodgers defense as “shifting”, Scully noted the Boys in Blue were playing “that triangle defense” against the pull-hitting catcher.

Which means “triangle defense” is now officially a thing. The shift is dead, long live the Triangle Defense. Vin said it, it is up to the rest of us to give it life. Commit it to memory: TRIANGLE. DEFENSE.

Comments (15)

  1. Bob Sheppard was God’s lips.

  2. But how will teams match up against Joel Madden’s deadly Man To Man D? Or how bout when the Angels D-Up and play they unstoppable 2-3 Zone baby?

  3. I, for one, welcome our new Triangle Overlords.

    • Actually laughed so hard at this. All ya need is a “Hail Triangles” in the background of your post

  4. The word of the Lord.
    Thanks be to God.

  5. The sky daddy overlord speaks for the first time in 2000 years and I miss it??

    Oh man!

  6. I love Scully, and will not be using his new lingo. Albeit, I doubt his lingo is new, probably the 20′s way of saying the shift.

  7. Well it does separate it from the 3 guys standing on the same baseline shift.

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