Woah baby, this one, I like.
As a Chicago Cubs fan – and thus, a decidedly unforgiving, but friendly, rival of the Chicago White Sox – it gives me great pleasure to share the following video with you fine internetting baseball fans.
In the bottom of the second inning of a 1-0 game, White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon delivers a fastball to Oakland A’s right fielder, Mark Canha. Canha jumps on the pitch and sends sit soaring out to right field. But, as the ball is flying through the air, White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson shares some … unusual commentary on the expected result of the play.
Check it out:
Did you catch that?
“Canha, into right field, that’s a can of corn …. Out of here.”
Now, if you’re mostly unfamiliar with Hawk Harrelson or general baseball sayings, the phrase “a can of corn” is typically used to describe a lazy fly ball/pop-up that will be exceptionally easy for the fielder to catch. Of course, in this scenario, Canha hit a towering home run into deep right field – which is … not quite so easy to catch.
In fact, that ball was so well struck that Adam Eaton (the right fielder for the Sox) just sort of turns around and slowly jogs towards the wall. But my favorite part of all of this is that Harrelson never once acknowledges the goof he just made! He just keeps going like nothing hilariously wrong just happened at all.
We all make mistakes, Hawk, it’s OK.