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Justin Upton Makes A Spectacular Leaping Attempt Really Nowhere Near The Ball

Justin Upton leads all active MLB outfielders with 82 career errors. The galaxy-brained solution to avoid adding to that tally? Misplay a ball so badly he ends up nowhere near it, giving the official scorer no choice but to rule it a hit.

Upton did his best Torii Hunter impression on a big fly by Alex Bregman in the first inning of Wednesday’s Angels-Astros game, sprinting to the track in left-center and making a valiant leaping attempt to rob a home run. That’s right around when the ball landed on the warning track about five feet away from him.

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Bregman’s “double” plated Jose Altuve from first. Michael Brantley homered in the next at-bat and the tone was set for an 11-2 Houston win.

If you want to see an actual homer-robbing grab, Ramon Laureano had one last night. I don’t know why you would, though.

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