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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.

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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

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