WATCH: Tampa Bay Rays pull off hidden ball trick on Dodgers
The Tampa Bay Rays pulled off a heads up play that is normally seen around little league fields, not big league ones like Dodger Stadium. But on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly after all runners tagged up, the Rays infielders (started by former Dodger James Loney) managed to move the ball rather overtly around the infield without the Dodgers seeing it, then catching Dodger Juan Uribe with a foot off the bag. Umpire Angel Hernandez (never one to not be in the middle of an interesting call), casually pumped out Uribe on the tag. Watch it all unfold (via Youtube/domcirello & MLB on Fox)
This is probably a failure of the base coaches and even the Dodgers bench more than the runner. There’s gotta be 25 guys yelling “Third base has ball! Third base has ball!” when it was tossed over there. The runner can also as for time out at the end of a play to dust off, perhaps that should have been invoked.