Ball girl makes great play on a fair ball
Hey, we understand. Sometimes the excitement of being a ball girl or boy gets the better of you.
That’s what happened at Sunday’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays.
A ball girl for the Orioles did a really nice job fielding a ball, only to find out that the umpires called the play fair.
The error resulted in a ground-rule double. Orioles announcer Gary Thorne, summing up what many fans likely were thinking, could only exclaim: "Oh no. The ball girl played it."
Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion, who hit the ball down the third-base line, advanced to second and Adam Lind went to third, and both would end up scoring later in the inning.
The Orioles went on to lose badly to the Blue Jays, but it would be unlikely — not to mention unfair — if the ball girl were blamed for an 11-3 loss.
Watch the replay here:
As for the ball girl, she seemed really apologetic about the mistake.
Thanks to The Score for the GIF.