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It’s the bottom of the eleventh inning. Your team is down by two runs with two out and a base runner on third base. You have just drawn a five pitch walk from a reliever who had already given up two singles this inning, and was only pitching with two outs thanks to a very fortunate double play. Your manager has brought in a pinch hitter that matches up quite well with said reliever.

Do you: A) Wait to see what happens with the battle of the Js: John Jaso vs. Jim Johnson; or B) Try to steal second base, something that you’ve done 20 times this season while only getting caught three times?

If you’re Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders, you get inspired by the opposition’s mantra, throw caution to the wind and accept the fact that you only live once as you try to steal second base.

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