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Earlier this season the Toronto Blue Jays gave us one of the most athletic, graceful dives we’ve ever seen.
On Monday night, they gave us pretty much the exact opposite.
In the bottom of the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles, utility infielder Darwin Barney slashed a line drive into the gap in right center. Initially he stopped at second base, assuming that the Orioles outfielders had fielded the ball cleanly. However, when he realized they’d botched it, Barney took off for third.
That is when things got ugly. About 20 feet from third, Barney stumbled and went into a pre-mature dive into third that left him a good seven feet short. He then had to crawl the rest of the way to the bag.
Amazingly, because the Orioles’ relay throw went home, Barney was able to scamper safely to third.
Take a look:
This play is legen…wait for it…DARY. pic.twitter.com/RoXsrgni5q
— MLB (@MLB) September 12, 2017
That has to be one of the ugliest plays of the season. It’s certainly a far cry from the graceful swan dive former Blue Jay Chris Coghlan gave us back in April.
Fortunately, Barney didn’t let his gaffe get him down. In fact, after he came around to score on a double by Richard Urena, Barney happily re-enacted the whole thing for his teammates in the dugout:
First you were like, whoa! And then we were like, WHOA! And then you were like, whoooooaaa! pic.twitter.com/Qpy1mll2ep
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 12, 2017
Hat Tip – [Daily Hive]