Let’s face it, hitting an inside-the-park home run is not an easy task at the major league level. To achieve such you either need a wickedly odd bounce off an outfield wall, an injury or an error on the incoming throw. Sometimes it takes a combination of a couple blunders to make such happen.
Ironically, that just so happened to take place on Saturday afternoon as the Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Chicago White Sox and heavyweight catcher Dioner Navarro attempted to throw on his gas burners and complete an inside-the-park home run.
Of course, Navarro isn’t exactly the most svelte of players and that showed off on what was originally likely to be a double before the White Sox turned into a professional version of the Bad News Bears.
After Navarro’s bomb just missed going over the wall, the White Sox tossed the ball back into the infield but that’s where things went haywire. The ball bounced away and Navarro, looking to take an extra base made his way to third. However, thanks to the Rodgers Centre’s speedy turf, the ball kept going and Navarro, behind the urging of his third base coach didn’t stop either.
That proved to be a poor decision as the Blue Jays catcher was a good second or two behind the throw to the plate and had little other option than to dance around the dish in hopes of avoiding a tag.
Sadly, at least for fans wanting to see the somewhat rare occurrence, it wasn’t meant to be as a disappointed Navarro missed what may have been his last chance for an inside-the-parker.