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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:28 AM

During Wednesday night's game in Kansas City, the Royals' large catcher Salvador Perez launched a run-scoring double to the left-center gap.

 

Phil Hughes, the Twins pitcher on the mound at the time, apparently thought it was a hot shot back up the middle and reacted accordingly to an imaginary baseball. 

 

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Some speculated on Twitter that Hughes was actually baiting the runner on base into thinking the ball was in the infield, but Hughes made it clear that he did not have a clue where that ball was

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#2 Monkeypaws

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

That is hilarious!:)


#3 JB_Iowa

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

  1. @TwinsDaily ummm ya. I have no idea. That was embarrassing


#4 James

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:10 PM

Awesome.  That is all that can be said.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

Funny, funny stuff.

 

 

Phil's a bigger man than me, I totally would have played up the "fool the runner" card.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:37 AM

I just assumed Andy trains all Twins pitchers to duck after every pitch.
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#7 Monkeypaws

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:39 PM

Perkins had a funny tweet about it:

 

"This is from last night and I'm still laughing. Phil *almost* caught it. "

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#8 JB_Iowa

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:52 PM

And here is Phil Hughes' take a la Berardino:

 

http://blogs.twincit...in-kansas-city/