VIDEO: Hidden ball trick actually works against Dodgers
In Saturday’s Major League Baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays pulled off the trick that never works — usually not even in Little League.
After an A.J. Ellis sacrifice fly drove in a run, Rays first baseman James Loney tossed the ball over to shortstop Yunel Escobar, who then flipped the ball over to third baseman Evan Longoria. Longoria was standing behind unsuspecting base runner Juan Uribe.
Not knowing the ball was still in play — and in the glove of Longoria, who was mere feet away — Uribe stepped off the bag and Longoria tagged him out.
It was the first time in six years a big league team pulled off the hidden ball trick.
Sorry, Juan, but that was funny.
The Dodgers would have the last laugh on Saturday, though, beating the Rays, 5-0.