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Here's a quick crash course on Baseball 101 for all of you fine folks at home. Each team is allowed to have nine defensive players, each batter gets three strikes or their out, and each team gets three outs per inning (there's nine of those in a regulation game, by the way). New York Yankees third basemen Eric Chavez undoubtedly knows these rules by heart, but the Bronx Bomber had a brief mental lapse during his team's 8-2 win over the Twins Wednesday afternoon. The brain freeze occurred during the bottom of the fifth with two runners on and one out (take note of the latter). That's when Minnesota's Pedro Florimon chops a grounder straight to Chavez at third. Instead of pulling the trigger on a potential inning-ending double play, Chavez thinks there's two outs and proceeds to tap the third base bag instead. Whoops.
You can clearly see Chavez apologizing to pitcher C.C. Sabathia after the play, and the Pinstripes would escape the inning unharmed, but it's still an embarrasing moment for any ball player, especially a professional. The same thing
happened to Ichiro Suziki earlier this season when he was still a Seattle Mariner. Maybe the new Yankee is rubbing off on his teammates?
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