While baseball is America’s past-time and is beloved by many fans, the reality is that it is a pretty slow-moving sport and it’s easy to get distracted while watching – or even playing. Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien found that out the hard way on Tuesday night.
During Tuesday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics, Semien was sitting in the dugout with the rest of his team as the broadcast crew talked about him on the air. Rather embarrassingly, however, Semien did not realize that he was on deck and had to rush to the plate while furiously putting his batting gloves and helmet on.
Unfortunately for Semien, the cameras caught the whole thing.
They were doing a report on Marcus Semien as he forgot that he was on deck 😭 pic.twitter.com/uCknH1MlVF
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) September 14, 2022
While it wasn’t an ideal situation for Semien, it didn’t seem to affect his hitting approach all that much. During the at-bat, Semien hit a double to the left-center field gap. He would later come around to score in the inning.
Regardless of how the at-bat turned out, it was a funny scenario and the Major League Baseball world had plenty to say about it.
In his defense, he did wind up hitting a double in the gap this AB🤣 https://t.co/OH3FFH5Js7
— Payton Peterson (@payton1peterson) September 14, 2022
— Triple Crown Baseball (@TCS_BB) September 14, 2022
The parent acting as bench coach dropped the ball, here https://t.co/woR8rGLvnL
— Clark Matthews (@clarkmatthews) September 14, 2022
— Patrick Mahan (@patrickmahan) September 14, 2022
Me when I'm having a snack and hear the notification that a Zoom meeting is starting. https://t.co/mkeTIR2lAH
— Brendan Sugrue (@BrendanSugrue) September 14, 2022
When you remember you have homework due in 10 minutes https://t.co/qBwHaDgqaU
— Jack Vita (@JackVitaShow) September 14, 2022
— Ben Favela (@diamondreport_) September 14, 2022
We’ve all been there… https://t.co/ccz1KRGv3p
— Coach Keevs™ (@Kyle_Keev6) September 14, 2022
On the day, Semien went 3-for-5 with three doubles. He also accounted for three of the team’s 11 runs in the 11-10 win over the Athletics.