Saluting awkward moments in sports history
It was awkward; it was unique; it was big league pitching as surrealist performance art. During Detroit's 6-2 loss to Oakland last weekend, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander lost contact with the rubber and let fly a bizarre, short-armed dirtball that appeared to hit Oakland's David DeJesus in the ankle. The pitch ultimately was ruled a balk, and Oakland manager Bob Geren called it "the strangest thing I've ever seen."
Will all due respect to Geren, Page 2 thinks he needs ...
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