"How's that feel...to kill a rally?" on Yahoo...via Sporting News
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen calls the play Tadahito Iguchi made on Bengie Molina "one of the best plays I've ever seen by any infielder." A longtime scout says it's the best play he has ever seen by a second baseman. If you haven't seen it, turn on the TV whenever defensive highlights for 2006 are shown. It'll be replayed for sure.
The situation: White Sox lead the Blue Jays, 4-2. Ninth inning, one out. There's a runner on first base and Molina, the Blue Jays' catcher, is at the plate. He hits a high chopper that bounces over closer Bobby Jenks. After another bounce, Iguchi reaches the ball in a headlong fall. Instead of being satisfied with keeping the ball in the infield, he pushes off the ground with his glove and throws out the slow-footed Molina.
Perhaps the only person not overly impressed with the play was the guy who made it. Iguchi explains why: