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New York Yankees’ Brian Roberts Gets Ball Stuck Between Legs on Pickoff Attempt

June 13th, 2014 at 9:33 PM
By Michael Moraitis

In what amounted to one of the bigger close calls in Major League Baseball history, Brian Roberts of the New York Yankees got the baseball stuck between his legs while sliding back into second base on a pickoff attempt.

Roenis Elias was the pitcher for the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night with Brett Gardner at the plate for the Bronx Bombers when Roberts was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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If you ever wondered why baseball players wear cups, that unusual situation is one of the reasons why. Anything can happen on a baseball diamond and it's better safe than sorry.



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Tags: Baseball, Brett Gardner, Brian Roberts, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Roenis Elias, Seattle Mariners

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