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Javier Baez And Nolan Arenado Share Warm Hug During Live Baseball Play

The Cubs and Rockies refuse to settle this goddamn National League Wild Card game, which is now in the 13th inning. The Cubs had a good chance to end it in the bottom of the 11th, after Javy Baez advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and the Rock men elected to intentionally walk Daniel Murphy with one out. With the winning run on second base, Willson Contreras ended an injury-lengthened at-bat by grounding to third base. A weird thing happened there:

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That’s Baez getting tagged out by Nolan Arenado, and marking the occasion with a nice big hug. What looked like a heartwarming moment apparently struck Rockies manager Bud Black as interference—with Murphy huffing for second base and a gimpy Contreras headed to first, it wasn’t out of the question that Baez’s hug prevented Arenado from making a throw. But Arenado seemed to reciprocate the hug, and the umpires apparently determined that no interference had taken place. That’ll teach Arenado to go around hugging his foes!

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