Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 5/7/12
Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Noesi must have thought he was seeing double during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins when— after having a pitch land in the dirt— his catcher and the umpire got their signals crossed and each threw a ball back at the surprised Noesi.

In the third inning, the former New York Yankees pitcher threw a strike to catcher John Jaso.  Jaso dropped the ball, picked it up and threw it back to the mound at the same time the umpire tossed one back to Noesi.

Noesi was able to catch Jaso's toss-back while dodging the umpire's lob.

A new rule in baseball says that any ball hit into the dirt must be replaced.  It looks like Jaso didn't get that memo.

Noesi laughed it off.  He gave up four hits in seven innings and the Mariners went on to win the game 5-2.

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