BOSTON (CBS) — It was a deep but playable fly ball that should have been caught. The Red Sox should have had one runner on first base with one out, and Matt Moore should have been able to work his way out of it.
But in sports, “should have” rarely means much, and Rays rookie Wil Myers learned that the hard way on Friday afternoon at Fenway Park.
The fly ball came off the bat of David Ortiz, whose pose in the batter’s box made it seem like the ball would land 10 rows deep in the bleachers. Instead, it was set to come down on the warning track, with Myers camped out comfortably underneath it. At the last second, though, Myers bailed, running forward, away from the ball’s landing spot. The ball sure did land, and there was nobody there to catch it, and it bounced off the warning track dirt and over the fence.