Watch: The Worst Type Of Way To Foul Off A Pitch
(CBS) There is great honor in battling at the plate, in fouling off tough pitches and staying alive.
It drives up the pitch count, tiring an opposing hurler. It gives you a better feel at the plate. It gives your teammates a better feel for what they might see.
There can be downsides of fouling off pitches, though, as Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar found out last night in a game against the Blue Jays.
Battling knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on an 0-2 count, Escobar fought off a low pitch, only to have it bounce back up and hit him in the junk.
That’s just the worst, man. Check it out for yourself below.