WATCH: Blue Jays baserunner pulls off the acrobatic home plate dive of the decade

Ever since the rules were put in to limit collisions at home plate, I've lamented that runners on close plays haven't been creative enough with slides. Just because you can't bowl over the catcher doesn't mean you have to slide directly into a tag.

On that front, let us admire the acrobatics here from Blue Jays utility man Chris Coghlan, eluding Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina for a run: 

Risky but effective and unbelievably fun to watch. Even the home fans offered a rousing ovation at that effort.

We aren't gonna see many plays more athletic in baseball this decade. Sure, Coghlan was more lucky than good when it came to landing exactly on home plate, but that's overall an incredible move. 

The last time I remember seeing that was in "Major League 2," and that's a movie. 

Take a bow, Mr. Coghlan. That's going to be immortal when it comes to fun baseball replays. 

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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