Found April 21, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
On Saturday, with the Giants out of position players, Aubrey Huff played second base for the first time in his career. It was an unexpected defensive alignment, but it was probably the Giants' best option. Or was it? Sure it was. OR WAS IT? Let's review.  Here is what the Giants' defense looked like in the ninth:  One man at every position. But here is another way they could have played it:  Two men at first base. And nobody at second base. Oh, yeah. Hot and sexy double-first basemen action.  You're thinking this is insane. But five batters hit in the inning, and let's review a hypothetical universe where Aubrey Huff and Brandon Belt were both playing first base.  First batter:  Single to right field. No involvement of the second baseman or the first baseman. No change.  Second batter:  Sacrifice bunt. Belt fields, throws to Aubrey Huff covering. Exactly as it would have been had both men been playing first base. No change. Third b...

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