Wow. Gotta love when you see stuff you’ve never seen before. I mean, I’ve seen bases loaded double plays before that go 3-2-1, but not like this. It wasn’t QUITE Javy Báez making the Pirates completely lose their minds, but it was still pretty what-the-heck-just-happened.
With the bases loaded and one out, and the Diamondbacks threatening to take back the lead, Adam Morgan got Kole Calhoun to ground one to first. In the process of throwing home, Anthony Rizzo made Calhoun go down to the ground(?), and then instead of just getting up and jogging to first, Calhoun … stayed down(?) … and was easily thrown out at first much later:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 18, 2021
Later replays showed that Calhoun went down on the throw, but then he just – never got up to run? If so, why? What was he doing? What was he thinking? Was it El Mago’s magic from a distance somehow?
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