Saturday, August 10, 2013

WATCH: LA Dodgers Juan Uribe Falls For the Old Hidden Ball Trick

Juan Uribe is going to catch a lot of grief over this, but I honestly have a hard time faulting him for it. Technically--yes, he did fall victim to the old hidden ball trick, but it is not as cut and dry as it sounds.

From Twitter Account @Dodgers
From the video it looks like Uribe bent over to dust himself off. The Rays took that opportunity to toss the ball from James Loney (standing by the pitchers mound) over to Yunel Escobar (at short stop) who then tossed it to Evan Longoria at third.

The whole time Uribe had his head bent over and didn't see a thing. So when he lifted his foot off the baf ever so slightly Longoria tagged him out.

I suppose we could say that he should not have had his head down for so long, but come on. Who really thinks to try that play?

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