Double-A baseball player Josh Fuentes made SportsCenter last week… for all the wrong reasons.
The now-viral moment happened Friday at a game in Binghamton, New York. Fuentes, batting for the Hartford Yard Goats, watched Binghamton pitcher Cory Burns slip off the mound and throw a meek pitch that rolled on the infield grass.
Fuentes, still in the batter’s box, took what appeared to be a playful practice swing while the ball rolled toward the first base line. Oops, dude. The ball was live and the umpire ruled it a third strike to end the top of the eighth inning. Hartford was losing 5-4 at the time and the score ended that way.
What did we learn? To Fuentes’ credit, he did take the gaffe with good humor, but I doubt the Colorado Rockies will be bringing him up anytime soon.