April 27, 2011

Justin Verlander balk of the year

USA - Major League Baseball - Detroit Tigers-v-Oakland Athletics

In the fifth inning, the A's led 3-1. Daric Barton was on first having walked. David DeJesus was batting. Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander winds up for a pitch with the intention of picking off Barton at first base.

Midway through the move, he realizes his body is misaligned and decides to lob the ball to home that ends up hitting the batter. A comedy of errors that confused the umpires into calling a timeout.



Thanks to freehat for the link

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