Prepare yourself, because what you’re about to see will blow your mind.
On Monday, the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers were playing what seemed like your average, ho-hum April baseball game. That is until Angels catcher Martin Maldonado showed he had special powers.
Maldonado was on first base in the sixth inning when Chris Young ripped a bullet down the left field line. The Angels catcher touched second and headed for third, but when the ball kicked away from left fielder Ryan Rua, Maldonado turned on the jets and headed for home.
Rua threw a seed to home plate that beat Maldonado, but the catcher pulled off a move that we only thought existed in blockbuster science-fiction movies, as he was able to contort his body to avoid the tag. He initially was called out, but the play was reviewed and overturned.
Take a look:
Wow, that’s incredible. We aren’t sure how Maldonado was able to stop his left hand mid-slide, but there can only be one answer: he’s The One. Hopefully, the catcher can find time to free humanity and end the machine war in between mound visits. And if not, we’ll just have to settle for slides that test the rules of physics.
Thumbnail photo via Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports Images
Powered by WordPress.com VIP