Five Cincinnati Reds players gathered under an easy infield fly during their game Monday against the host San Diego Padres.
No one bothered to catch the ball.
Sure, pitcher Bronson Arroyo did some authoritative pointing at the white orb in the sky.
But all for naught.
One broadcaster on Fox Sports saw the gaffe as the beginning of a joke, saying, “How many Reds does it take to catch a pop fly?”
The Reds lost, 9–3. Like the outcome could have been anything else on a night this happened: