Baseball blunders at their best

White Sox's Gordon Beckham is tagged out at third by Blue Jays' Mark DeRosa during the fourth...

White Sox's Gordon Beckham is tagged out at third by Blue Jays' Mark DeRosa during the fourth inning in Chicago last night. (Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:26 PM ET

The crowd of 18,128 Monday at U.S. Cellular, along with the 50 players, coaches and managers, were engulfed in a deep fog.

Gordon Beckham was in his own world even after the fog lifted.

The Chicago White Sox infielder went for a walk off of second base as Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivered a 2-2 pitch for a ball.

Beckham trotted to third, thinking it was ball four.

“Before the pitch I saw him signal the runner on third he was on move with the pitch,” said Jays catcher Josh Thole as runners often do on 3-2 pitches with the bases loaded and two out. “If I hadn’t have seen that he probably would have been safe.”

Thole threw to second for the rally-killing out.

It was am embarrassing moment to be sure, but after a 10-6 White Sox win Beckham will be asked what the count is on charters, buses and maybe fined in kangaroo court.

Everyone has had a brain cramp.

Even those at the major league level:

 


Videos

Photos