As a bonafied little leaguer back in the day, I can proudly say I never lost count of the outs in an inning. Even more impressive? I hadn’t even taken Algebra yet. Woot.
So I guess that means I can say I’m more awesome than the Boston Red Sox’s Jacoby Ellsbury who had a brain lapse during the ninth inning of today’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ellsbury, who grounded into a force for the second out of the inning apparently assumed it was the third and started to wonder off towards the Red Sox dugout. Oddly enough, the vast majority of the Sox’s dugout was intrigued with something else because nobody saw Ellsbury take off his helmet and start walking towards them. When they finally did, they were pointing out Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez running towards him, ready to tag him out.
By that time it was too late.
Ellsbury, who wasn’t more than a couple feet (at most) away from the Sox’s dugout was tagged out and the inning was over in the most odd of ways.
The mental error didn’t hurt though as the Red Sox were able to take the game anyway.