Wilmer Flores and a Brewers batboy got all tangled up, and some wackiness ensued
Between wearing a big league uniform and getting up close and personal with the game's biggest stars, it's pretty cool to be a Major League batboy. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility -- and, as Thursday afternoon's Brewers-Mets game demonstrated, the job of batboy can be a tricky one.
The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the top of the fourth inning, and
Although Flores was prevented from making the catch, no interference was called -- per MLB rules, interference can only be called on a ballboy or batboy if the umpires deemed it to have been intentional. (For the record, batboys don't typically travel with Major League clubs -- they're provided by the home team for each game.)
Manager Terry Collins was ejected after arguing the call, but luckily for the Mets, Sogard would later ground into an inning-ending double play. If history is any guide, we're confident that the batboys will be ready next time: