Skip to comments.Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins catches ball and glove to complete crazy juggling play (Video)
Posted on 09/30/2012 6:24:57 AM PDT by shove_it
From the "I've never seen that" department comes this play in Friday night's Yankees-Blue Jays battle at Rogers Centre.
It happened in the very first inning with Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson at the plate. Granderson would smack a hard line drive right back at Blue Jays starting pitcher Chad Jenkins, who reacted quickly and made a really impressive stab to catch the ball. However, the force of the hit ended up knocking Jenkins' glove straight into the air, but with ball still secure in glove, Jenkins would catch it up on the way down to complete the juggling catch and record the out.
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In good spirits of the game, even Mr. Gunderson was caught smiling, and probably chuckling, as he was counted ‘out’.
And to quote a line from Star Trek - Deep Space Nine: “All the probabilities begin with the throw of the ball.”
Folks, can you see how much of a balliwick Sharia Law would have on this purely American game?
I know, I know, Congress has done enough on its own, to mar this American invention, haven’t they?
How about this 1999 play by yanks el duque
Yup. Gunderson’s gonna get kidded about that one forever.
LOL! You topped it with that one.
What if he had dropped the glove with the ball in it but the ball didn’t touch the ground, then he grabs the ball out of the glove?
Is it a fly ball out? Does the glove become part of the field when it leaves his hand and therefor he would have to throw the guy out at first?
I liked Curtis Granderson a lot when he was with the Tigers. Seems like a good guy who grew up with a strong family.
How bout the invisible bat grand slam yesterday.
7.05Under these rules it isn't at all clear to me if a fielder can throw his glove containing the ball to another fielder to effect an out. El Duque was lucky the ball didn't come out of the glove, btw. Still an interesting play.
Each runner including the batter-runner may, without liability to be put out, advance --
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(b) Three bases, if a fielder deliberately touches a fair ball with his cap, mask or any part of his uniform detached from its proper place on his person. The ball is in play and the batter may advance to home base at his peril;
(c) Three bases, if a fielder deliberately throws his glove at and touches a fair ball. The ball is in play and the batter may advance to home base at his peril.
(d) Two bases, if a fielder deliberately touches a thrown ball with his cap, mask or any part of his uniform detached from its proper place on his person. The ball is in play;
(e) Two bases, if a fielder deliberately throws his glove at and touches a thrown ball. The ball is in play;
Comment: Under (c-e) this penalty shall not be invoked against a fielder whose glove is carried off his hand by the force of a batted or thrown ball, or when his glove flies off his hand as he makes an obvious effort to make a legitimate catch.
My call: if he drops the glove, he did not get the ball in secure possession and firmly hold it.
I have always wondered what would happen if an outfielder, instead of watching ball about to go over the fence for a homerun, if he were to throw his glove at the ball and hit it? If the ball came down in the field of play, would it be in play then? Not be a homerun? What if the outfielder caught the ball, would it be an out?
“Folks, can you see how much of a balliwick Sharia Law would have on this purely American game?”
What on earth do you mean? “Bailiwick” means jurisdiction.
Can you see how much of a jurisdiction Sharia Law would have on this purely American game?????????????????? huh???
That was great.
got a good chuckle outta that one....thanks.
They made the right call. ..still very odd & funny.
No, it is not a flyball out. The rules specifically state that a player may not try to stop the ball by throwing a glover or mitt, a belt, cap or other paraphernalia to stop a ball. The important thing is that he had the ball for the out.
I seem to recall Dave Winfield hitting a fly ball that struck and killed a bird (seagull or pigeon) during a game in Canada. A lot of people were mad at him for killing the poor bird.
That's what got folks upset about the Winfield incident.