There are a few places around Major League Baseball that are known for their tough outfields, though, Fenway Park isn’t one.
Sure – there are a ton of unique obstacles in your way given the misshapen outfield fence, but playing the actual field? It’s not thought to be one of the more difficult, much of it because it’s not a huge sun field and there simply isn’t a lot of territory to cover, especially in the corners. If you can play your bounces off the wall well, you’ll be alright.
Well, most times.
Alright wasn’t how Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers was feeling this afternoon after Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit a towering fly ball to the outfield. Myers, who originally camped under it called off center fielder Desmond Jennings and looked to be ready to make the catch. But then he began running back towards the infield as the ball landed over the top of his head.
Clearly, Myers either lost the ball completely or thought the ball was gone.
Either way, ouch.
Ortiz eventually made it around to score in what turned out to be a five run inning.