Getting Inside Jhoulys Chacin’s Head During The Missed Catch
I have no secrets here, so I’m not ashamed to admit that I was a bad baseball player. A very, very bad baseball player. I played two innings a game in Little League, the minimum allowed by the rules, and had a 1.000 error percentage. Seriously, I don’t think I caught a fly ball that year.
Which is why I’m pretty sure I can nail Jhoulys Chacin’s thought process throughout the error that ended up costing the Rockies the game.
1. Muscle Memory
“Everything’s going according to plan, we’ve done this one million times before. But wait, why is the ball behind my glove?”
“Okay, Jhoulys, the ball’s not in your glove. So where is it. Oh. There it is. That’s…not right.”
“Run. Don’t Think. Run. Why can’t you run any faster, you idiot.”
4. Long Distances
“How is this happening? Why is this happening? What have I done to deserve this? I hate baseball.”
5. Stoic Jim Tracy
“If I don’t ever go back to the dugout after the inning, Jim Tracy can’t yell at me.”
Check out the clip here.