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Michael Bourn gets an assist on Miguel Cabrera’s latest homer

May 23, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

Like the guy needs any help.

UPDATE: Sorry about the video glitch. MLB.com has this as embeddable, but for some reason it won’t embed as it’s supposed to. So here’s the link.

God, this day is not starting out well.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 23, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Thank you. Thank you very much.

    • historiophiliac - May 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

      I loved Bourn’s face. He just laughed. What can you do? (And don’t worry, he made an excellent catch shortly after.) Miggy laughed too. (Quote after game: “It’s better to be lucky than good.” No, Miggy, it’s better to be an awesome hitter like you.) In fact, the only one not laughing was the pitcher, who seemed a mite un-happy. The fan who got the ball looked like he was trying to be cool about it but was too excited to hide it completely. Finally, after the recent rash of accidents, we should all be happy to note that no beer was injured in the making of this HR.

      • proudlycanadian - May 23, 2013 at 9:54 AM

        Is that swill real beer? Who knew? Anyways, my fantasy team thanks Bourn.

      • historiophiliac - May 23, 2013 at 10:03 AM

        I stand corrected: No beer-like substance was harmed in the making of this HR.

      • proudlycanadian - May 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

        Thanks for the clarification.

  2. heyblueyoustink - May 23, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    At least it wasn’t off the top of his noggin.

  3. evanwins - May 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    It just goes to show you – when things are going your way every time you swing the bat something good happens and when things aren’t you can hit the ball as hard as it’s ever been hit and somehow you’ll be out.

    • mjaugelli - May 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      I love how the color commentator uses that outcome to question why they pitched to Cabrera in that spot. The ultimate results-based analysis on a ball that should have been an out.

      • historiophiliac - May 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

        This is the problem with just watching clips. The commentator is Rod Allen and that was not the first time he wondered why pitchers are still throwing to Miggy. Also, Allen was a pitcher, so he was offering his perspective based on his background too.

      • mjaugelli - May 23, 2013 at 4:14 PM

        Your points are valid, but it doesn’t change my point. A fly ball that was volleyed into the stands by the outfielder for a homer doesn’t further the argument that pitchers should be pitching around Cabrera. There’s plenty of other proof for that..

    • seeinred87 - May 24, 2013 at 12:42 AM

      Rod Allen was an outfielder, not a pitcher.

  4. skeleteeth - May 23, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    ‘Looking up undefined…’

    So many times when you post videos, Craig.

  5. COTorrey - May 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    LOVE how there is only maybe 300 Tigers fans there! GO Tigers!!!!!

    • jeffchadwick - May 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM

      No idea what you’re saying, but the game was at Cleveland and featured a couple long rain delays. I’m surprised there were any fans there at all.

      • historiophiliac - May 23, 2013 at 9:22 AM

        Yes, it was in the 8th inning — after the SECOND rain delay. It was late — trust me, I stayed up. The game didn’t finish til after midnight.

      • COTorrey - May 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM

        Just the scene that late into the game is funny. The combination of great Tigers fans sticking around with the empty stadium sound and good baseball is entertaining to me. Is it not to you?

  6. jwbiii - May 23, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    No, uh, ¡Si!

    • historiophiliac - May 23, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      Loved Rod Allen’s commentary: It went from a fly out to a double to a home run.

  7. stlouis1baseball - May 23, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    In my opinion…it shouldn’t have been a home run. Four base error all the way.
    Bring on the thumbs downs!

    • historiophiliac - May 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      Boooo!!!!!

      /throws popcorn

      • stlouis1baseball - May 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM

        /catches popcorn in mouth.
        Needs more salt.

      • historiophiliac - May 23, 2013 at 11:39 AM

        Salt is bad for you. Go easy on that, Woodpecker.

      • stlouis1baseball - May 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        I know it. But it makes things taste so much better! I have laid off of it quite a bit over the last year. Sea Salt is typically my ‘go to’…when I need it.
        Not a popcorn fan anyway! 8)

    • seeinred87 - May 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

      I see what you’re saying but this exact situation is covered in the official rules.

      6.09 (h) if anyone cares

  8. stlouis1baseball - May 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    I fully understand the rule. I just don’t agree with it. On a this particular play…the batter is rewarded for what should have been an out. On a four base error he wouldn’t be creditedg with any RBI’s either. No different then when a batter reaches on a dropped pop fly (for example) w/ two outs and guys on 2nd and 3rd. Pop fly is dropped…dude is running hard and gets to 2nd. Two base error. No ribbies for the guys scoring from 2nd and 3rd.

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