Watch Tigers turn a blooper into a beautiful, ricocheting double play
With the Tigers and Mets squaring off on Friday afternoon, Detroit decided to pull off a Spring Training double play. What's a Spring Training double play, you ask? Basically, it's when a near foible, blooper or whoopsie -- likely due to a winter without baseball -- is turned into something exquisite.
After Anthony Recker's ground ball ricocheted off shortstop Hernan Perez, it looked like it was ticketed for a trip to the outfield grass. Instead, second baseman Andrew Romine was there to barehand the ball, step on second and fire to first base for the double play.
This is why they practice.