What was he thinking?
Detroit Tiger ace Justin Verlander got his arms and legs mixed up over the weekend and turned a pick-off throw into a kinda, sorta pitch to home plate throw. According to Verlander:
“I went to go pick one and I didn’t get my body turned. The way I thought — and this was all in milliseconds — if I just throw it home, they won’t call anything.” “I saw the video of it and I couldn’t help but laugh at myself. It might be the first time it happened in general. I thought nothing could happen at the plate. It was funny talking to the umpires. They gave me a hard time about it, too.”
At least he had a laugh about it.