Rays Dupe Uribe With Hidden-Ball Trick

Dodger foiled as he's caught unaware of where the ball is

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 11, 2013 7:56 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Dodgers third-baseman Juan Uribe might want to remember a baseball fundamental: Keep your eye on the ball. Yesterday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays brings us a seemingly innocuous play, notes USA Today, in which Uribe made it to third base on a sac fly. He then made the fatal error of bending over to dust himself off—as the Rays stealthily slipped third-baseman Evan Longoria the ball. Uribe didn't notice and stepped off the bag moments later; Longoria tagged him out, ending the fourth inning. The Dodgers won the game 5-0 anyway, but Uribe's goof prompted this reminder from teammate Yasiel Puig.

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