Tampa Bay Rays catcher Rene Rivera does his best Willie “Mays” Hayes impression as this rugged MLB player goes hard into second base.

By Robby Sabo

“Just a bit outside.”

That was just one of the famous phrases uttered from Milwaukee Brewers voice Bob Uecker while he starred in the 1989 cult-comedy classic Major League.

His voice was the absolute perfect compliment for a group of rag-tag Cleveland Indians players who didn’t know which end was up half the time.

It’s too bad Uecker wasn’t on hand for the Tampa Bay Rays-Los Angeles Angels game on Monday night, for his comedic gifts could’ve been used.

In the top of the seventh-inning, Rays catcher Rene Rivera was on first-base. As Brandon Guyer hit a grounder to Albert Pujols at first, Rivera knew the job he had to do: breakup the double-play:

The good news for Rivera is the fact that a double play was out of the question.

The bad news was he had nothing to do with it.

Perhaps he’s onto a new strategy: hilarity and aloofness combining as a powerful distraction potion against opposing teams.

[su_button url=”https://elitesportsny.com/2015/06/02/mitchell-ness-presents-greatest-nba-players-by-uniform-number/” target=”blank” background=”#0b396d” size=”10″ wide=”yes” radius=”0″]NEXT: Mitchell & Ness’ Greatest Players By Number[/su_button]


Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com