Korean Baseball Player Slides About Four Feet Short of Home Plate (Video)

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Interest in the Asian baseball leagues is virtually non-existent in the States. Despite the fact that we pull a fair amount of the MLB’s talent from their ranks, we don’t really have the first clue of what’s going on over there. And this video will likely do nothing to change that.

The video has very little context, which just adds to the charm of it all, but it seems that baserunner Choi Joo-hwan was batted in from first on a double.  And, when approaching home plate, he got a little eager with his slide, hitting the deck about four feet earlier than he should have.

Take a look:

The best part, by far, is the fact that there’s no play whatsoever at the plate, so his folly is even more conspicuous. Maybe someone could teach him about the virtues of knowing where the ball is, in addition to the friction coefficient of a human body against dirt.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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