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Cubs’ Julio Borbon Fakes Being Hit by Pitch in Hilariously Bad Fashion (Animation)

When playing for a team as hopeless as the Cubs, sometimes embellishing a bit to your advantage isn’t the worst idea. That’s what Chicago center fielder Julio Borbon was thinking Thursday afternoon, at least, but his acting skills could use some serious work. When a pitch from San Diego’s Luke Gregerson landed in the dirt near his feet, Borbon hopped up and down as if the ball...
Via NESN.com
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss
NICE TRY

MLB player's hilariously bad acting job

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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Julio Borbon fakes being hit by pitch in hilarious fashion

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Does adding Julio Borbon mean the end of the southpaw lineup?

The Cubs claimed speedy centerfielder Julio Borbon off of waivers yesterday. Borbon made himself known amongst the Cubs faithful by being caught stealing to end the game. Prior to that there was a lot of speculation about the roster move to clear a space on both the 40 man and 25 man rosters. Many speculated that Borbon addition would mean the end of Dave Sappelt in the lineup...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Claim Julio Borbon Off Waivers

MLB News: Julio Borbon was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Chicago Cubs from the Texas Rangers Friday. Spending his whole career in the Texas system, Borbon has a solid glove, but very little power and while he possesses very nice speed, his knowledge of the art of running has a few holes in it. There have been plenty of gems that were found on the waivers after being cast...
Via FF Locker Room
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim Borbon off waivers from Rangers

The Chicago Cubs claimed outfielder Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Friday. Borbon, 27, spent all of last season with Round Rock, the Rangers' Double-A affiliate, where he hit .304 with 23 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 133 games. He hit .317 in 32 spring training games for the Rangers this season and went hitless in one regular season at-bat...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim outfielder Borbon from Rangers

As expected, the Texas Rangers weren't able to sneak outfielder Julio Borbon through waivers. Borbon announced the news himself on Twitter with the following tweet: Chicago Cubs!!!! Julio Borbn (@JulioBorbon20) April 19, 2013 Borbon, who was designated for assignment last week, was claimed by the Chicago Cubs Friday. The Rangers put Borbon on waivers Wednesday. Texas was hoping...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers put Borbon on waivers

Texas Rangers outfielder Julio Borbon, who was designated for assignment last week, has been put on outright waivers. According to a source, the Rangers were unable to find a suitable trade for Borbon before the waiver deadline. The club must now hope that Borbon can clear waivers so they can outright him to Triple A Round Rock, although that doesnt seem likely. Houston has first...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Borbon preparing for next step

ARLINGTON, Texas Julio Borbon doesn't know what his baseball future holds, but he knows that after Tuesday it likely won't have anything to do with the Texas Rangers. The club is expected to designate Borbon for assignment Tuesday to clear room for starting pitcher Nick Tepesch. It's almost an automatic that Borbon won't clear waivers, which will end his time with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers GM pleased with Borbon's progress

HOUSTON Julio Borbon still has a fan in the Texas Rangers organization in general manager Jon Daniels. That doesn't mean that Borbon will still be with the club April 9 when they have to make a roster move for fifth starter Nick Tepesch. Borbon is out of options and the club would have to expose him to waivers if they try to send him to the minors to clear room for Tepesch...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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