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Detroit Tigers right-hander Joaquin Benoit managed what must have been an irritating experience during Game 5 of the ALDS on Thursday night when umpire Ted Barrett made him remove a HUGE bandage from his left cheek before allowing him to throw a pitch.
In front of everybody!
Benoit later admitted his concentration might have been thrown off, but he and the Tigers escaped a major scoring threat with a one-run lead and went on to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 to advance to the ALCS.
All that TV viewers could see, after TBS returned from commercial with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, was Barrett engaging Benoit and first baseman Miguel Cabrera in an animated conversation near the mound.
Only, about what? Broadcaster Brian Anderson tried to make sense of it:
"I'm not sure what this meeting is about," he said.
Then the camera angle switched so everyone could see the other side of Benoit's face.
"I GUESS IT'S ABOUT THE BAND-AID ON HIS FACE."...
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During last night's game five of the ALDS between the Detroit Tigers/New York Yankees, Tigers pitcher Jaoquin Benoit had a rather bizarre moment occur in the seventh innings.
Yankees manager Joe Giradi decided to do a little bit of gamesmanship as he forced Benoit to remove a band-aid that was on his face:
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