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Mental mistakes a real drag on the game

Players forgetting how many outs, getting picked off bases … the list goes on and on

Originally Published: April 30, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

The Milwaukee Brewers' Mat Gamel singled to center field, but in his glee about getting another hit, he didn't notice that Minnesota Twins center fielder Carlos Gomez had missed the cutoff man on the throw to third base. Gomez's mistake should have placed runners at second and third, but Gamel's mistake kept the double play in order. After the inning, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire met Gomez in the dugout to explain his mistake. In the other dugout, Brewers manager Ken Macha met Gamel to explain ...

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