I heard this story today and I thought it would apply to the other parts of my life. Yes, please take second base. Sometimes we think too much on the now and don’t allow for actions made the other players.
Defensive Indifference: When the defense allows a base runner to advance one or more bases. The runner then does not get credit for a stolen base because the base was “given” not “stolen.” The defense may allow this in the ninth inning with two outs, where the focus is on inducing the batter make the final out.