Elvis Andrus just loves to mess with Adrian Beltre. The Texas Rangers shortstop’s ongoing antics with his teammate continued on Monday when he decided to interfere with Beltre on a popup yet again.
This one occurred in the bottom of the third inning of the Rangers’ 8-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Adam Jones was up with two on and nobody out and popped up a pitch from Derek Holland to the left side of the infield. Beltre called for the ball and made the putout, but the play did not come without some interference from Andrus, who snickered after Beltre made the catch.
You have to understand that fighting over popups is a regular issue for the two.
We encountered a similar situation on June 22 in a Rangers-Cardinals game.