How!?

Watch Brian Dozier's blast to deep center field somehow get stuck in the wall at Target Field

May 23, 2018

The odds of being struck by lightning twice might be better odds than pulling off what Brian Dozier did on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. If that seems like an exaggeration, it's not. There's really no other way to explain this:

How!? Seriously, how? You have better odds of getting killed by a bear at Yellowstone National Park than wedging a baseball in the padding of the center field wall. Yes, I did Google "odds of (insert insane thing here)" a bunch of times until I found this list of "21 Things Things More Likely Than Dying In A Plane Crash" and the bear at Yellowstone National Park item really jumped off the page. In case you're wondering, it's a 1 in 2.1 million chance, and if you're that one person I feel like you definitely could have avoided being killed by the bear at Yellowstone National Park. Step 1: Don't go to Yellowstone National Park. Boom, problem solved.

Anyway, back to Dozier, who led off in the bottom of the first on against the Tigers with this rope to deep center that resulted in only a double. I don't think it would have been a homer like @MattJ_Sports said, but it certainly could have taken a crazy carom and become a triple or even an inside-the-park homer depending on how Leonys Martin played it. In fact, there's a better chance this would have become an inside-the-parker than getting wedged in the damn wall. Even crazier is the fact this isn't the first time Dozier's done this (which puts a big hole in my bear at Yellowstone argument):

Obviously, this one is wayyy different, thus saving the Yellowstone argument, but still pure insanity that within two years Dozier has twice gotten a ball stuck in the wall in some form. Baseball never ceases to amaze.

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