I really don’t think I can give a description of this event that would add anything, except to say that Jeff Mathis has a career batting line of .198/.261/.307, and no one but Mike Scioscia really understands what Mike Scioscia sees in him defensively either.

Annotated Box Score maestro Sam Miller has an animated GIF and reaction photos over at the OC Register that are almost as funny as the play itself.

Comments (8)

  1. I love how the Youtube video is titled “Jeff Mathis goes full retard”

  2. They probably had a play on to pick off after the pitch and their first baseman was too busy jerking off to yell at mathis that the runner was going

  3. I pull that move in MLB 2K11 all the time. #buttonmasher

  4. There ain’t no coming back once you’ve gone full retarded!

  5. @Jneawzy: But he is facing the infield, shouldn’t he see him stealing?

  6. the best part about this video is that Trumbo is fully ready to catch the ball.. In most cases I would assume the 1B would be looking at 2b not at the catcher

  7. The only thing that would’ve made this better was if Trumbo wasn’t paying attention and the ball went straight into right field up the foul line.

    As it was, this video was funny, but had the above happened, it would have damn near the funniest thing I’d ever seen.

  8. You never go full retard.

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