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Martin Maldonado Rips Cover off of Baseball

The Natural.
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Martin Maldonado hit what looked to be a routine grounder to third today against the Pirates. It was far from routine. Pedro Alvarez fielded the ball only to find that the cover had been ripped off.

Martin Maldonado hit what looked to be a routine grounder to third today against the Pirates. It was far from routine. Pedro Alvarez fielded the ball only to find that the cover had been ripped off.

This has got to be one of the stranger plays that we've seen this year.