GIF: Maldonado hits cover off ball, Alvarez throws it to first anyway
Fun little sequence in Friday's Pirates-Brewers game, when Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the ball and Pedro Alvarez threw it to first anyway.
This is something I have never ever seen before.
On Friday night, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado literally hit the cover off the baseball on a ground ball to third. Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez scooped up the grounder and, with the cover flapping in the air, fired it over to first:
That ball had no chance to get across the diamond. The cover was basically a giant sail slowing the thing down.
Baseball can be pretty cool sometimes.