Well, not like a couple of actual dragons – the Dayton Dragons.
The following absurdity has become relatively viral over the past 24 hours – now commonly known as the 1-blue-6-3 double play – but it bears another look – it’s just too damn ridiculous.
When the South Bend Cubs visited the Dayton Dragons yesterday, they arrived under the assumption that the game would be played under the existing laws of physics in this universe.
Dayton, on the other hand, had a different idea:
*blinks* *rubs eyes* Yes, I really did just see that. https://t.co/c7p2zGtOVo
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) August 12, 2016
When the Cubs’ P.J. Higgins hit a liner right back up the middle, it bounced off Dayton pitcher Alex Webb and completely changed directions … but then, the deflected ball also bounced off the second base umpire and rolled directly to shortstop Luis Gonzalez. Gonzalez scooped it up, stepped on the bag and completed the double play. Just pure insanity.
Our reaction …
The SB Cubs’ reaction …
That’s not something that will happen again anytime soon, because there were just way too many exactly perfect circumstances. Sometimes I get sad when I think about all the absolutely crazy – and otherwise unbelievable – things that occurred before the existence of cameras. What the hell have we missed?
Three bounces and a triple play? Nah ….