comment on own post..I'm not proud.
The first thing to point out is this is a catcher in full gear chasing Ricky Henderson (top base stealer in MLB history). Ricky sliding head first as the catcher actually passes him. Now, you can look it up yourself, but a player reaches base 1/7 second quicker by sliding than running through it. So, this means not only did a catcher in full gear catch and pass one of the fastest players in history....the catcher actually makes the most gain during a slide which is faster than a run.
Again, these guys put no thought into physics when it's time for the AI to take over the game. It's like when the code kicks in to help one opponent win by preventing a run or whatever, the resulting animation is just fantasy-land. And, guys on this board keep repeating "why are you so mad about a game". Well, we're just mad we've been bamboozled more than anything else.