GIF: Maldonado hits cover off ball, Alvarez throws it to first anyway

More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks | Latest news & notes | Fantasy news

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.

Show Comments Hide Comments