What's a double play in baseball?

Author's Note

"Turn two" isn't just a good defensive strategy on the baseball field, it's also a way of life. My daily routine is a series of double plays: ride the train to work while playing with my phone; "perform" my job while playing on my phone; talk to friends (or harass strangers) at my local watering hole while playing with my phone; pass out on the couch...while playing with my phone. Unlike in hardball, however, this particular type of multitasking doesn't typically better my situation in anyway. It just means I'm doing two things at the same time.

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  • Major League Baseball. "Official Rules: Definition of Terms." (Aug. 10, 2012) http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/definition_terms_2.jsp
  • Major League Baseball. "Rays Turn Two." Aug. 5, 2012. (Aug. 10, 2012) http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=23639099
  • Sporting Charts. "6-4-3 Double Play." (Aug. 10, 2012) http://sportingcharts.com/dictionary/mlb/6-4-3-double-play.aspx