Home Run! Double! Out! Home Run! All in One Play for Nats’ Morse (Video)
The Washington Nationals’ Michael Morse slugged a grand slam Saturday in St. Louis – and then the fun began.
Morse hit a shot that appeared to be a grand slam off the top of the 8 foot wall in right field, bouncing off a secondary wall back onto the field. But wait! As the runners raced along the base-paths, the ball was ruled in play, the other base-runners held up and Morse was tagged out retreating to first.
Fortunately, the umpires finally got the call right after viewing the replay, and Morse was awarded the home run.
Then……things got weird, really weird.
Apparently, some confusion still remained, so the umps made all the runners go back to their original bases and Morse re-traced his steps back to the plate.
Morse then actually simulated his grand slam swing, sans bat, broke into his home run trot, rounded the bases and received the traditional hand slaps from teammates.
The fun stuff starts at about 2:30 of the video (courtesy of mlb.com).
The good news is the umps got the call right, the even-better news is it was all captured on video. Maybe those much-maligned NFL replacement refs can feel just a little bit better about themselves now.