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Dodgers: Max Muncy Puts On A Hollywood Show

A Little Acting From Max Muncy Probably Saved the Game

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 06: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 6, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

If your heart held out after watching that tense 9th inning, you survived quite a drama filled ending. Kenley Jansen had a bit of back luck, as well as some contact, and got himself into a jam. As Brett Gardner slid into Max Muncy at 2nd, he slid pretty hard and appeared to put his arm out and shove our beloved Max Muncy. Max appeared to be in a lot of pain, and the umpires called time. Turns out, Max wasn’t exactly injured…

Max Goes Hollywood

“He still got me good, it still hurt, so it wasn’t entirely fake, but there might have been a little acting class in there.”

Savvy veteran stuff from Max Muncy. I’m sure some people didn’t like this. In the end, it absolutely saved a run. The slide was clean in terms of the current rules, but the hands of Brett Gardner going up and giving Muncy the business definitely didn’t look good. The fact that Max Muncy was quick enough on his feet (pun absolutely intended) to think of this on the fly is pretty impressive.

Here’s the play in question:

We’ve seen other trickery like this before throughout the years of MLB. It is always both lauded and derided for the same reasons.

Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers fan who grew up in California. His whole family are also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, beagle, and strat.

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  1. Dodger valued at 3.3 nil but that is on paper…….when sold find true value ….and very few pro teams get sold

    Gil Hodges once said statistics are for losers….only the W matters

    Or records are only made to be broken in the future

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