Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you went in there? Ever misplace your keys? Ever start to throw a pitch and forget to take the ball out of your glove?
The first two are fairly common. That last one was a first for many baseball observers.
But it happened Monday night during the Reds’ 10-3 loss to the Indians. Cleveland had a runner on first when Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey prepared to throw a pitch and somehow forgot to take the ball in his throwing hand.
Bailey told reporters after the game he had his head up his ... well, you know.
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“I don’t remember the last time I balked,” Bailey said. “As soon as I looked at my leg, I kind of saw Tucker (Barnhart, the catcher) on the other side of the plate that I didn’t know he was going to be. That’s 100 percent on me.”
Here is the unique play: