Four-time Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer charged in, called off the other infielders, and camped out to catch an inning-ending popup.
Before the ball even hit the ground, he knew he’d screwed up.
Hosmer overran the towering popup, allowing the ball to fall without being touched and giving the Houston Astros a bizarre 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
Limited Kids Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Jersey Bregman had flung his bat aside in disgust after popping up with a full count and two outs.
I thought that I had just missed it and I should’ve crushed it, Bregman said.
Last October at the Mario Lemieux Youth jersey same park, Bregman lined a single that scored the pinch-running Fisher from second in the 10th inning to lift Houston over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series.
The former NFL star will likely decide this week whether he’ll call Thursday Night Football on Fox Sports this season, say sources.
Manning, the two-time Super Bowl winner with the Broncos and Colts, had a soft deadline last Friday on whether he’ll move to TV the way fellow quarterback Tony Romo did with CBS Sports last season, said sources.
It’s been a delicate mating dance between Fox and the 41-year old Manning. The most sought-after free agent in sports TV has to decide whether he wants to hold out for an opportunity to own/manage an NFL franchise the way John Elway has with the Broncos or join the long list of star QB’s who’ve moved to the broadcast booth, including Troy Aikman and Terry Bradshaw at Fox and Romo and Dan Fouts at CBS.
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Fox executives pitched Manning when he drove the honorary pace car during their telecast of the Daytona 500 in February. They were encouraged when Manning passed on ESPN’s offer to succeed Jon Gruden as game analyst for Monday Night Football.