Jose Abreu Gets a Second Chance, Completes Double Play at the Plate

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Jose Abreu Gets a Second Chance, Completes Double Play at the Plate

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People always say, “There are no second chances in life,” but Jose Abreu cares not for your idioms (is that an idiom? I don’t think it is, but it’s definitely close enough. At a minimum, this three-sentence, rambling parenthetical – including a rhetorical question, and a number of dependent clauses – should serve to express what I’m trying to say. Oh, sayings. It’s called “a saying.” Carry on.).

With two on (in scoring position) and one out in the bottom of the fourth inning of a 1 run ball game, Jose Abreu ranges to his left to catch an over-the-shoulder, but fairly routine, pop-up, before bobbling it and ultimately watching it fall to the ground. Nine times out of ten, it seems, the batter would make him pay with a home run on the very next pitch. But this one time, on this one day, Jose Abreu got a second chance.

Look what he did with it:

When another, almost identical, pop-up draws Abreu to almost the exact same spot, he took advantage of his second-chance opportunity, made the catch, and fired home to nab a tagging Victor Martinez at the plate. I don’t know what Abreu has done in his life, but the Universe definitely just threw him a bone.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami