PHOENIX It's a scene that plays out hundreds of times over the course of a 162-game Major League Baseball season: a runner takes a big lead off first base, dances a little bit and once the pitcher takes notice, tries to dart back to first ahead of the throw, only to be caught between two fielders.
Such a scene played out in the first inning of the Milwaukee Brewers' March 6 Cactus League game against Oakland at Maryvale Baseball Park. Leading off the first inning with a walk against the Athletics' Tommy Milone, Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, looking to pick up his first stolen base of the exhibition season, found himself caught in a rundown.
There was nothing out of the ordinary about the particular play, even when the Oakland second baseman held the ball just long enough to make a diving tag as Weeks tried to return to first base.
Of course, it's not every day that one player gets picked off first base by his very own brother.
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