Watch: MLB investigating totally embarrassed Pittsburgh Pirates’ Rodolfo Castro’s never-before-seen moment with mobile phone
We’ve by no means been extra depending on know-how than we at the moment are.
It’s change into nearly alarming how wedded we’re to our telephones, particularly.
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On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Pirates MLB baseballer Rodolfo Castro took it to a brand new degree – albeit inadvertently.
He not solely introduced his phone out onto the sphere, however was left red-faced when it spilled out onto the bottom throughout a dive for third base.
On the high of the fourth inning, Castro obtained on base by drawing a stroll, earlier than finally advancing to 3rd.
Castro raced in the direction of third as a throw got here in from the outfield and, as he dived throughout the filth to make his floor, his phone was dislodged from his again pocket and fell onto the bottom.
A baffled third-base umpire, Adam Hamari, instantly noticed the phone and pointed it out to the oblivious Castro, who had bounced up after the slide.
An embarrassed Castro then rapidly picked it up and handed it to Pirates third-base coach Mike Rebelo, who may hardly consider what he was being given by the participant.
The moment was not solely embarrassing, however the truth is rule-violating.
The MLB is investigating the incident, which may land the 23-year-old in scorching water.
MLB guidelines prohibit digital gadgets on the sphere or within the dugout.
By way of an interpreter, the Dominican baseballer mentioned it was utterly unintentional.
“I don’t suppose there’s any skilled ballplayer that might ever go on the market with any intentions of taking a cellphone,’’ he informed reporters.
“It’s horrible it occurred to me. Clearly, it was very unintentional.’’
To make issues worse, Castro had solely simply been referred to as up into the aspect from the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians earlier than the sport – all of the extra cause for his embarrassment.
“My first day again, if I used to be to be the centre of consideration, I might need it to be serving to the crew win, however by no means on this kind,’’ Castro mentioned.
“That is undoubtedly one thing that was an accident, a mistake, one thing I’m going to be taught from. However undoubtedly one thing I didn’t imply to occur.’’
The Pirates misplaced the sport in opposition to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4.
Castro was 0/3 with the bat within the recreation, together with the stroll. In his 22 video games this season, he’s hitting .189, has one residence run, and 4 runs batted in.