The Pirates Can't Even Execute an Appeal Play Properly
Oh baseball, you whimsical mistress.
This sport gives us something new to marvel at every single day.
And if the Pittsburgh Pirates are involved, something to mock relentlessly.
Oh wait, wrong clip.
Here we go:
The Pirates threw the ball away on an appeal play at third and Kemp scores...8-5 Cubs. pic.twitter.com/iQmtzICzJa— Chuck Freeby 46 Sports (@46Sports) September 15, 2019
Pirates manager and crotchety old man Clint Hurdle seemed so confident when he was explaining to the umpires that the Bucs wanted to appeal at third.
Afterwards, the appeal was still denied, because an appeal play hasn't worked in MLB since just after World War I.
Tragically, the Pirates are obligated to finish their schedule, although no one will be there to meet them back in Pittsburgh anyway.
In the meantime, this is beginning to make us nostalgic for the old intentional walk, which has been converted into a Manfred.