GIF: Victor Martinez concedes getting thrown out at home
Victor Martinez was thrown out at home by a figurative mile Wednesday night. Instead of being tagged out, however, he decided to just leave the baseline and head back to the dugout.
With two outs in the bottom of the third in Detroit, Tigers infielder Jhonny Peralta sent a line drive single to right field, scoring Prince Fielder from third. Victor Martinez -- who had previously doubled -- attempted to score from second on the play.
The problem here was three-fold:
The result was predictable, but it's worthy of GIFdom due to the hilarious manner in which Martinez conceded that he'd been hosed -- he never even tried to touch home plate, instead electing to head straight to the Tigers' dugout and be called out due to leaving the baseline.
Observe, thanks to my buddy and venerable college football scribe Tom Fornelli:
There isn't really much Martinez could have or should have done, especially considering his history with the knee.
Still, Pete Rose most certainly did not approve this message.
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