I Got it! I Got It! … Oops: Astros Walk It Off In Extras on an Infield Pop-up That Nobody Catches

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I Got it! I Got It! … Oops: Astros Walk It Off In Extras on an Infield Pop-up That Nobody Catches

Funny and Happy, Wild and Crazy

Some of the best plays we see here at Baseball is Fun serve a dual purpose: making us laugh and reminding us of the fundamentals of baseball at any level … even Little League.

For example, one of the first things they’ll teach everyone on the first day of Little League is to “call it” on a pop-up. Whether you’re in the crowded infield, or tracking one down in deep center, calling the ball creates space and order, in an otherwise chaotic game.

Wanna know what else it does?

Helps players avoid the most embarrassing moment their career:

Oh. no. That’s almost too terrible to watch … and I can’t stop.

Eric Hosmer – fresh off a 8 year/$144 million deal – literally dies inside, as that ball drops 3 feet behind him and the runner scores FROM SECOND BASE WITH TWO OUTS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE TENTH INNING. My word.

If the Astros were supposed to be feeling a World Series hangover, it hasn’t hit them yet. They’ve opened the season at 7-2 and are in first place of the AL West.


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.