The Rangers Execute a Very Confusing Triple Play
Baseball can be so wonderfully strange sometimes.
Like the other night in Texas, for example.
The Angels were visiting the Rangers and threatening to blow the game wide open when something very unusual went down.
Get a load of this:
No, you really don't.
With everyone in the building completely flummoxed, most notably the Angels' baserunners, this fundamentally sound duo turned the bizarre triple without even retiring the batter.
And just how rare is this?
In the 4th inning tonight, the @Rangers turned a triple play against the @Angels without retiring the batter, David Fletcher.— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 17, 2018
It was the first MLB triple play without the batter being retired since June 3, 1912, when the Dodgers did so against the Reds.#TexasRangers
So pretty rare then.
The Angels seemingly never recovered from this traumatic experience, allowing four runs in the eighth inning and losing, 8-6.
While we don't have footage of that wacky triple play from 1912, we can provide some more recent moving pictures of similar nonsense: