Lucas Erceg must be an extremely patient person. The third baseman for the Carolina Mudcats — Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Brewers — made that evident during Thursday’s game against the Buies Creek Astros when Erceg pulled off the most drawn-out hidden ball trick we’ve ever seen.
Watch as Erceg fails to tag out baserunner Kyle Tucker on a stolen base attempt — only to get revenge moments later, after patiently waiting to execute the trick play:
The umps originally signaled that the runner was safe but the call was overturned for the second out of the inning. And Erceg’s witchcraft didn’t end there: He was also at the center of a bizarre highlight-reel play later in the inning: