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Stealing third all the rage nowadays

It's a fact: Swipes of third base have gone up in each of the last five seasons

Originally Published: April 23, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It began as an interesting, but isolated and innocuous, note: Dodgers first baseman James Loney has stolen third base three times this season; he had never attempted a steal of third before this year. Now, it seems, there is something more to this. Steals of third base have increased in each of the past five seasons, and at the 2010 pace, it will be six straight.

Loney doesn't run well, but it doesn't matter these days. Third base is being stolen by all sorts of runners, in all sorts ...

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