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Ian Kinsler makes catch, spikes ball, may have had visions of stopping the clock

One of the beautiful things about baseball is its lack of a clock. While other team sports concern themselves with concepts like "quarters" or "periods" or "time," baseball exists outside the fourth dimension. However long it takes to get to (at least) 54 outs is as long it's going to take. But don't tell Ian Kinsler, who appeared to summon his inner quarterback to try to stop the clock during Tuesday's Tigers-Yankees game:

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Say what you will about Kinsler's unconventional, cross-sport tactics; Detroit won 4-3 after the teams played for four hours and 11 minutes (and 72 outs).