Like you, I have seen a whole lot of baseball games in my day, which means I’ve seen a lot of crazy never-seen-that-before stuff. It actually happens a lot in baseball, which is part of what makes the game beautiful.
But, man, if there’s such a thing as REALLY never having seen something before, it’s what Yu Darvish just did:
Yu Darvish's newest pitch: The Glover. pic.twitter.com/Z0mPpXYmli
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 29, 2020
HIS GLOVE POPPED OFF MID-DELIVERY AND HE STILL THREW A STRIKE.
He was that focused on his pitch, or is that mentally flexible, that his glove coming off didn’t impact him at all. That pitch was still perfectly executed. How do you do that? Also, are you *allowed* to do that? We’ll just assume this is a new pitch for Darvish (his 12th).
Not that you didn’t know already, but Yu Darvish is special. Even when it’s on accident.