MLB rookie midfielder Jo Adell accidentally smashed the ball past the outside wall on Sunday, causing the opposing team to “run home” during the Los Angeles Angels match against the Texas Rangers.
Nick Solak hit the hard ball at the end of the fifth inning deep to the right of the pitch and Adell started to turn around and seemed to be catching up. However, the ball bounces off his glove and pierces the wall, causing the Angels to run away.
Solak was initially awarded a home run but was later turned into a four-basic error for Adell after official scorer Larry Bump consulted with the Elias Sports Bureau.
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Los Angeles eventually lost the match 7-3 and continued on last place in the AL West tournament.
This blog writer is reminiscent of a notorious 1993 incident when a ball bounced off the head of skier Jose Canseco, then playing for Rangers, and pierced the wall during a home run.
This news comes as the remainder of the MLB season is still in doubt due to concerns about coronavirus.
The federation has threatened to suspend re-violators of their new COVID-19 protocol, in a memorandum sent to the teams on Wednesday.
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It outlines changes to the 2020 operating manual after the outbreaks in Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals resulted in 21 delays in the first two weeks of the season spanning 60 games and over 30 positive cases.
“We recognize that these changes place additional burdens and restrictions on the players and staff,” said the memo obtained by USA Today Sports. “But if we want to play, they are needed to limit infection and, if someone has a positive result, to prevent the virus from spreading. The behavior of any insured individual affects the players and staff of his or her team, as well as other clubs. ”
Fox News’s Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report