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Friday, October 31, 2014

Logan Morrison bails on foul ball likely after fan calls him off (Video)

Logan-Morrison-foul-ballThe Miami Marlins lost another game on Wednesday night, which is nothing noteworthy. They have done that 82 times this season with 31 games remaining on their schedule, so we can expect to see a lot more of it. However, first baseman Logan Morrison did bring us one entertaining play on a foul pop-up in the eighth inning.

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman hit a blooper down the first base line into foul territory that looked like it would stay in the air long enough for someone to make a play. Morrison had it sized up, but for some reason he bailed at the last second. It was almost as if he was called off.

As Deadspin speculated, he probably was — by a fan. Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton and second baseman Ed Lucas were certainly in no position to call Morrison off, and he clearly gave up on the ball for a reason. Kudos to that Nationals fan for displaying the true meaning of home-field advantage.



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