Video: Angels' Jo Adell Allows Bizarre 'HR' After Ball Bounces off Glove

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2020

Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell puts his hands on his head after a fly ball by Texas Rangers' Nick Solak popped out of his glove and over the right field wall for a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
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It's been 27 years since Jose Canseco misplayed a fly ball, allowing it to hit him in the head and bounce over the wall for a bizarre home run. It's one of the more unique moments in baseball history, and now it has a spiritual successor. 

On Sunday, Los Angeles Angels right-fielder Jo Adell saw an otherwise routine pop fly bounce out of his glove and over the wall:


Oh no... New Angels RF Jo Adell had a ball bounce off of his glove and went over the fence for a home run. (via @FOXSportsSW) https://t.co/lGcyyGQKXa

From easy out to solo home run. Well, technically it was ruled a four-base error, but the end result is the same. The line between ecstasy and agony has never been so thin. 

Let this be an example to all the young players out there: Two hands. Whenever possible, always secure the catch with two hands.