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Beating the shift

Nobody does it better than Boston's David Ortiz

Updated: May 17, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

The game is shifting, literally. One by one, teams are moving their defenses around like an NFL team's secondary. We begin to wonder if we can even label what position a defender is playing since many of them are starting so far out of position. We also wonder if at some point the league may step in to decide that it is against the spirit of the game that the second baseman is playing right field or the shortstop is playing second base. But right now, teams that are using these tactics to defend ...

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