World Series 2013: Dustin Pedroia misses Game 6 home run by inches (GIF)

Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (left) and home plate umpire Jim Joyce (6) watches as a batted ball goes foul in the first inning during game six of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

While St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha has had a strong start to Game 6 of the 2013 World Series, Boston Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia almost changed that.

With Pedroia up in the bottom of the first inning, the Red Sox’s second baseman hit a towering fly ball down the left field line and in his best Carlton Fisk, attempted to direct the ball back into fair territory with some unique body language.

Unfortunately for Pedroia and the Red Sox, the ball crept foul (at least according to the umpire) and the Northern California native was quickly retired on the next pitch.

There was a bit of controversy regarding the home run though, as the ball (which clears the top of the fair/foul pole) seemingly for a split second appears to have got lost behind the yellow paint, though if you blink you’ll miss it.

Either way, the ruling was foul ball and there was no argument from the Red Sox dugout, who would have had a perfect look at the ball as it traveled down the line.

H/T Cork Gaines

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