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During Wednesday's Rangers-Mariners game, David Murphy of the Rangers fouled one back behind the plate, right into the Mariners TV booth. Former Mariners player Mike Blowers proceeded to attempt to make a play on the pop-up, and see it bounce off of his hands and fall into the crowd below. It was a relatively easy play for Blowers to make too, but he just botched it. Blowers is a ten year major league veteran, with six of those seasons coming in Seattle. He played a total of six positions, including an inning each behind the plate at catcher and at shortstop. He was primarily a third baseman, and not good with his hands, making 85 career errors in 616 career games at third.
But ignoring Blowers' botched catch for a moment, how about the reaction from his commentary partner Dave Sims? He moved out of the way (while wearing a swank fedora and sweater vest combination) and allowed Blowers to make the play, then called him out after his drop. The action in the boo...
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Feldman faced Alberto Gonzalez, Craig Gentry and Brandon Snyder during his throwing session.
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Nelson Cruz hit a grand slam and tied his career high with eight
RBIs, Josh Hamilton hit his 19th home run of the season and the
Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-3 Friday night.