UPDATE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE INSIDE-THE-PARK HR THAT BYRON BUXTON JUST HIT ON TUESDAY NIGHT (WHICH COUNTED) — CLICK HERE
The Minnesota Twins were trying to make a 9th inning comeback against the Chicago White Sox tonight (which didn’t work out), when Byron Buxton beefed a line drive into left field. After tipping off Eloy Jimenez’ glove, the ball found itself pinched between the padding of the wall and the dirt of the warning track. Buck ran a full lap (very quickly) and everyone in the stadium (all 40 people) thought it was an inside-the-park home run.
Things got weird from there. Take a look.
Why does everyone hate us? pic.twitter.com/S3fSMrlHcX— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) September 15, 2020
Terrible call. If that’s a double, fix the fence. Tomorrow morning.— Josh Braaten (@JoshBraaten) September 15, 2020
I mean, that’s an inside the park home run. Why would you ever field another baseball if you can just let it roll to the fence and it’s an automatic double? pic.twitter.com/c8BVVp7kgJ— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) September 15, 2020
Rocco Baldelli said, after the game, that he didn’t get an explanation for why this was called back and ruled a double. The ball may have been pinched under padding but it was easily removed and certainly wasn’t stuck.
A Byron Buxton inside-the-park homer wouldn’t have won tonight’s game but it definitely would’ve made me feel better. I just wanted to see a Minnesota Twins baserunner cross home plate.
I’m pretty sure the Twins left *457 runners on base tonight. It was one of the most frustrating games I’ve watched all season. Nobody was allowed to pass “GO”. Nobody was allowed to collect $200.
*The actual number was 27
Then, Byron Buxton gets fucked out of this inside-the-parker, just for the cherry on top. Nothing came easy.
I’m going to bed. We’ll try this again tomorrow.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan