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A turn for the worse

No play in baseball is more perilous than the blind double-play pivot

Updated: May 5, 2011, 3:47 PM ET
By Jeff Bradley | ESPN The Magazine
Tsuyoshi NishiokaWilliam Perlman/US PresswireShortstop-turned-second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka fractured his leg on this takeout slide from Nick Swisher.

No air-raid sirens or alarm bells signal the start of the pregame drill, but, make no mistake, Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is going through emergency evacuation procedures. He's working on turning the double play, fully aware that danger is near.

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