The Mets defeated the Dodgers on Monday by a score of 4-2. That night, on a 1-2 count to Alex Verdugo, something pretty interesting happened. Todd Frazier took a tumble into the stands catching a foul ball on a great play. Or so we all thought.
Todd Frazier grabbed a fan's rubber baseball to fool umpires into thinking he'd made this catch.
Can you spot when he did it? pic.twitter.com/1lnt2BWBWz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 6, 2018
Should The Dodgers And Their Fans Be Angry?
The Mets ended up taking two out of three games at Chavez Ravine. This comes at a time when Los Angeles needs to win every series they play. Anyone following the Dodgers could write about this play that Todd Frazier made in the series opener with a sense of cheated anger. It could be spun in a light of cheaters never win and that the team is owed one by the baseball Gods.
Baseball Is A Game, and Games Are Fun
I am not going to do that, and Dodgers Nation as a whole shouldn’t either. First of all, isn’t this a children’s game played by grown men? Aren’t we taught at all costs to gain an advantage to win? Todd Frazier didn’t take a bunch of steroids to hit an extra 20 home runs this season. He didn’t take amphetamines to speed up his reflexes at the plate. He did what every players since MLB’s inception has done, including many former (and beloved) Dodgers. Consequently, if Dodger fans want to feel anger, we should have won that series regardless of the result of this (hilarious) play. At the end of the day, this was hilarious and so artfully well done.
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