Found April 13, 2012 on The Slanch Report:
PLAYERS: Kelly Shoppach
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox home opener featured something rarely seen in baseball—and no, I don't mean a win by the team—a steal by catcher Kelly Shoppach. In fact, it's so rare that it had never happened before. You'd be hard-pressed to know that by the effortless way that Shoppach nabs second base...

Sure, his slide stops him completely about 4 feet from the bag and his subsequent pop-up led to him slamming face first into the bag, but hey, he WAS safe...

With the mood in the clubhouse drastically changed for the better following the win, some of Shoppach's teammates and even the local media got in on ribbing the bearded catcher.

[H/T Barstool Sports - Boston for the video]

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Ellsbury CFPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BYoukilis 3BOrtiz DHMcDonald LFRoss RFAviles SSShoppach C Beckett SP

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