Austin Dean showed off November wackiness with an inside-the-park-homer
Baseball is never over. Baseball is always. Sure, the Major League season may be done, but there's Australian baseball! There's Winter League baseball in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic! And there is also the prospect-rich Arizona Fall League.
On Saturday, the best of those prospects got together to face off in the AFL Fall Stars game, giving fans a taste of some great names like Damien Magnifico along with some sparkling prospect talent.
In the bottom of the second inning, we also got some wonderful baseball wackiness. With Blue Jays' first baseman prospect Rowdy Tellez (!) at second base, the Marlins' Austin Dean came to the plate. Dean, the sixth-best prospect in the Marlins' system, laced a liner into right field that a diving Jake Bauers couldn't come up with.
From there, the race was on, Dean coming around to score after Gary Sanchez couldn't hold onto the throw at home.
When you woke up this November morning, bet you weren't expecting that, were you? Just remember: Baseball is forever.