After a near-collision at the plate, Francisco Lindor and Chris Iannetta share a laugh
Sometimes, you can't help but laugh.
In the fifth inning of Thursday night's Indians-Mariners game at Safeco Field, a near-collision at home plate led to a funny exchange between Francisco Lindor and Chris Iannetta.
A two-out single off the bat of Jose Ramirez plated a run, but right fielder Nelson Cruz fired a strike to the plate that was caught by Iannetta well before Lindor had reached home. That led to this:
"He thought I was going to tackle him, so he went hard," Lindor told MLB.com after the game. "I was like, 'Easy, bro.' He said, 'I thought you were going to hit me.' I was like, 'No, no, no, come on, I'm not going to do that.'"
Kudos on a very cordial exchange, gentlemen.