I’ve seen batters forget the count, fielders forget how many outs have been collected, and runners get picked off for not paying attention, but I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite as dumb as whatever the hell it was the Blue Jays managed on Monday night.
And I say “the Blue Jays,” not Teoscar Hernandez, alone, because it really was a team effort to make this little gem happen.
Check it out:
You guys know that saying "you see something new at the ballpark everyday"?
This is that something new… pic.twitter.com/mLdhQQdQrn
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 16, 2019
With a 2-2 count, the hitter, Brandon Drury, took ball three, before tossing his bat aside and jogging to first base … you know, a typical walk. The runner on first, Hernandez, originally leaned back to first, but saw Hernandez taking his walk and started casually breaking for second.
Of course, this dynamic duo realized their mistake pretty quickly, because the Twins fired the ball to first and tagged Hernandez out before he could get back to the bag.
That’s one hell of a TOOTBLAN (google it) and not something I’ve seen before.