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Ball clanks off Raburn's glove to give Olivo HR

Posted on: April 26, 2011 7:47 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2011 10:09 am
 

Raburn

By Evan Brunell

 One of the most embarrassing things that can happen to a player is to get a handle on a fly ball, only to muff it up and end up giving the batter a home run. It's pretty much the equivalent of an "own goal" in soccer, and Jose Canseco is the posterboy for such shenanigans.

Ryan Raburn unfortunately finds himself linked to Canseco in that regard after a ball clanked off his glove in left field and over the fence, handing Miguel Olivo a solo home run in the top of the second inning to draw the score even at 1-1.

(Click here to watch the video on MLB.com )

Raburn scrambled back to the fence to make a play on Olivo's fly ball, leaping at the beginning of the warning track and flinging his glove at the ball, making contact, then face-planting in the dirt. The velocity of the glove slapping the ball was enough to propel it the extra few feet needed to hop over the fence.

Just poor timing; that ball was destined to be a double, but instead, Olivo gets credited with his first home run of the year.

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Comments

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2011 11:11 am
 

Ball clanks off Raburn's glove to give Olivo HR

He tried to make a play, and I think the wall scared him a little bit.  Raburn, aside from his arm, isn't great defensively, but I don't see how this play is great material for a blooper article.  I think he made a great play just getting to the ball.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2011 10:30 am
 

Ball clanks off Raburn's glove to give Olivo HR

This was the Seattle Mariners playing in Detroit against the Tigers.  Seattle won the game 7-3, making this play not quite as important as the article makes it seem.  I agree with the spirit of your comment, a couple sentences would have cleared a lot up in this article.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2011 10:28 am
 

Ball clanks off Raburn's glove to give Olivo HR

 Nothing will EVER come close to the home run off Canseco's head. Best play I've ever seen!!



Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2011 8:47 am
 

Ball clanks off Raburn's glove to give Olivo HR

I know nothing about the teams and players of MLB baseball, and the author should understand this to some degree.  Not one mention is made of the two teams playing in the game.  Who are Raburn and Olivo?  Was this a Triple A game?  Was it played in China?  Last week?  



Since: Apr 15, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2011 7:17 am
 

Ball clanks off Raburn's glove to give Olivo HR

Spaz.


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