You know you're not the best base stealer, when David Ortiz cracks on you. His thoughts on Shoppach? - "Oh gosh, he beat me in bad slides.”
So Ellsbury slides flawlessly into second base and dislocates shoulder, yet Shoppach emerges unscathed from his woo woo woo, nyuk nyuk nyuk
Red Sox catcher retires award for worst slide ever4/14/2012
Just give Kelly Shoppach the green light and let the Fenway Park groundskeepers fill in the divots. The Red Sox backup catcher hadn't even attempted a stolen base in his first 463 big league games, and a look at this video all you need to understand why. Yet despite starting his "slide" somewhere in South Boston, Shoppach managed to stumble, stagger and flop into second base safely, thanks mostly to Tampa Bay's Jose Molina pump faking his throw 37 times. A #NameThatSlide contest immediately erupted on Twitter and produced some beauties in "Shopp til you Dropp" and "Who moved the base?" - though the winner was probably @dougmaguire who came up with "The Back Up Catcher."
Can you come up with a name for Kelly Shoppach's slide?