Found May 02, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Julio Borbon tried to pull off the baseball equivalent of a flop on Thursday, and it did not go well. Borbon entered the San Diego Padres-Chicago Cubs game as a defensive replacement in the 8th inning with the Cubs down 4-2. He was facing Padres reliever Luke Gregerson in the bottom of the inning and had a 1-2 count. Gregerson threw a breaking ball in the dirt that seemed to bounce between Borbon’s feet. After a delayed reaction, Borbon began hopping around as if he had been hit by the pitch. The umpire didn’t buy it. Borbon grounded out two pitches later to end the inning.
Here’s another look at the acting job:
GIFs via Bill Baer, Mock Session
Thanks to Arsen for the tip
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This may not be an actual flop, but we are definitely going to classify it as such. Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon, who you probably have never heard of until now, seems to be one of the first MLB players to bring flopping to the mainstream baseball audience. Check out the slightly delayed and fake reaction to a ball that bounced in the dirt, and never came close to him. Soccer...
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