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Baseball Player Makes Eejit Of Umpire With Fiendishly Opportunistic Play

Baseball Player Makes Eejit Of Umpire With Fiendishly Opportunistic Play

New York Mets third base man Todd Frazier was in action on Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers and in the course of the game made an outstanding over the railing catch on Alex Verdugo.

Frazier (also known as the Toddfather and Flava Fraz) risked life and limb to claim the catch falling into the stands in order to pluck the ball out of the sky, though thanks to some investigative work by Sports Net New York, Frazier may have duped the umpire as well as the viewers by pulling the ole switcheroo:

Well Gary, you said he made the catch, but did he? The actual answer is no. He did not make the catch, and beyond not just making the catch, the ball that Todd Frazier ended up holding up to the umpire was not the baseball. It was a rubber baseball, the likes of which six or seven year old kids might use and there is video evidence to back this all up.

Thought the video evidence does not appear to be conclusive of the apparent deception, a quick glance at Frazier's retweets hint that he may well have got one over on the officials:

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I think I speak for everyone when I say, fair play Todd Frazier.

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Eoin Lyons

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