If a short player wants to be noticed, they can try to make sure the ball goes unnoticed in their glove.
The Rangers Double-A-Team successfully pulled off a hidden ball trick on Thursday when utility man Trey Hair subtly swiped an extra out from his Frisco RoughRiders.
Justin Dirden of the Corpus Christi Hooks, an Astros subsidiary, landed a runner on second base in right field and the throw came home.
Hair, playing first base, broke the throw when the runner stopped on third and calmly walked back to first.
Dirden, chatting with the first base coach, didn’t pay much attention to whether he was on the bag. As he got out, Dirden slapped the tag and showed the referee the ball that was in his strap.
Dirden was out, Hair, a 27-year-old prospect looking for his chance, had shown his brains and the RoughRiders did a good job recording everything.
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