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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ynkrock7
Aug 11, 2013 5:35 PM CDT
Great play by the Rays. One correction: Uribe was tagged for the second out of the inning, so this play did not end the fourth inning.
THZebra
Aug 11, 2013 12:49 PM CDT
Baseball is the best sport ever. Lots of things happen that are not "routine" in nearly every game. Unlike football and basketball where nearly every game is the same ol- same ol and only the players change. You never know when an old Little League or sandlot trick will come into play in the "Bigs". And it did yesterday.
Winston_Smith
Aug 11, 2013 12:34 PM CDT
Puig's tweet is hilarious.