Mariners DH Nelson Cruz Takes Picture with Umpire Before AB in All-Star Game

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJuly 12, 2017
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Sometimes, you just need to capture the moment.

In the top of the sixth inning of Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz whipped out his phone and asked catcher Yadier Molina to snap a photo of him and umpire Joe West.

The ump was understandably confused, but it made for an amusing moment in the midst of a pitchers' duel.

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"Ay Joe, what's your Insta handle? Wanna be sure I tag you." @ncboomstick23 just wanted a quick picture. 📸 https://t.co/DI5hzeRZx3

Molina belted a home run to center field in the bottom half of the inning to tie things at 1:

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Every time a player has taken an in-game picture of an opponent and an umpire, he's homered the next time up. That's just science.

Update: Wednesday, July 12 at 12:20 a.m. ET

Cruz posted the picture they took on his Instagram after the contest:

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