We already highlighted the greatness of the Andrew Benintendi catch which ended last night’s Game 4 between the Red Sox and the Astros. It was a stunning play. Both for Benintendi’s amazing athleticism and for the scouting, coaching and defensive positioning that went into making sure he was in a place where he could make that catch.
But Benintendi’s physical feat was not the only amazing one on the play. Someone else laid out physically on that play as well. It was WEEI radio announcer Joe Castiglione, who fell the heck right out of his chair while making the call.
Watch the play again because it’s a great play. But this time, listen too:
NEW YORK — A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes – on his day off? And, from the stands?
Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections – probably ever – in the third inning of Washington’s game against the New York Mets on Thursday.
Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth‘s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball.
Moments later, Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.
Someone was heard yelling: “You’re (expletive) brutal” shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.
“Sorry, folks – sorry, FCC,” Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen said on SNY.
The usually stoic Strasburg appeared to be grinning underneath his blue mask as he made his exit.