When the freak have I turned it into an excuse, I saw desmond take off and zim swing...who's to say it was/wasn't a straight steal or hit and run. To me it looked like hit and run to get something going.
Look, on a hit and run, you aren't at the next bag by the time the pitch crosses the plate, as Desmond was.
It was a straight steal because Desmond was sliding into third by the time Zimmerman was swinging... had it been a hit and run, you actually wait to take off until the batter starts his swing... that's why when you see a busted hit and run, the runner gets thrown out by a mile... because they weren't going to make it on a steal. Desmond, had third base stolen easily if Zimmerman hadn't swung... because he stole. It was not a hit and run.