“Speed is a great asset; but it’s greater when it’s combined with quickness – and there’s a big difference.” – Ty Cobb

Speed on the basepaths has always been one of the beautiful elements of baseball, as it puts pressure on the opposing defence. After stroking a single [top left], Desmond (3) of the Red Sox executes this integral facet of the game by stealing second [top right] and third base [bottom right]. Taking advantage of an infield single, Desmond blazes home [bottom left] with the Red Sox’s winning run versus the Mariners. As Ty Cobb aptly said: “The basepaths belong to me, the runner.”