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The MLB Futures Game is one of baseball's hidden treasures; while officially part of the All-Star Break festivities, it's held the day before the break actually starts, and thus tends to be ignored by the baseball public. That's a shame, as it's a rare time ESPN puts analyst Keith Law—one of the best and most vocal baseball minds working today—front and center on television. It also leads to interesting moments due to the U.S.A. against The World format; yesterday featured a unique matchup of Mariners minor-league pitcher Taijuan Walker against Oakland prospect Chih Fang Pan (who is from Taiwan).

Here's a scary moment for anyone who fears balls flying at their faces, from the seventh inning yesterday when Royals outfield prospect Wil Myers destroyed an ESPN camera housing with a well-placed foul-off. (The U.S. Futures beat the World 17-5.) [ESPN2]


This is a Deadspin Video, in which strange sports moments are slowed down to ridiculous speeds and matched with indie music. This video features "My Broken Heart" by Tiger Trap. See previous episodes here.

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