Kosuke Fukudome Hit Gets Lost In Jeff Fulchino's Jersey

Kosuke Fukudome Pulls Off The Hidden Ball Trick... In Jeff Fulchino's Jersey... Completely Accidentally.

7/29/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

People have tried hidden ball tricks before, but never before have I seen a batter hide a base hit in the opposing pitcher's jersey. Of course this wasn't intentional (although it would be ridiculously impressive, if it were), Kosuke Fukodome literally drove a single right up the middle... and into Astros pitcher Jeff Fulchino's jersey.

Fulchino was obviously thrilled about it.

I thought I had knocked it down. I looked down and I was like, ‘Where is it?’ Then I felt it right over here to my side and I was like, ‘You gotta be kidding me.’ At that point there was nothing I could do so it was more frustration — this is how my outing’s going to start? It cracked the button on my shirt and when it ricocheted off. I don’t know how it got in there. What can you say?

It was ruled a base hit. It sucks for Fulchino that it was a grounder. If it had gone into his jersey on the fly, would Fukudome had been called out? That would have been nice, wouldn't it?

Kosuke Fukudome Hits Ball Into Jeff Fulchino's Jersey [Mouthpiece Sports]
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7/29/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

That was a big play in the game (for a while) last night, because a few batters later, Aramis Ramirez tied the game with a 3-run homer.  It was a freaky play for sure.

7/29/09   |   JCAL9   |   59 respect

Did you see this.. Hilarious.. Pure comedy.. He looked like a little kid looking for the ball in circles, when it happened.. I know he had to be embarrassed..

7/29/09   |   lleedubb   |   32 respect

My ex-girlfriend had the best "hidden ball trick"  ever!!! (or so I heard!!) 

7/29/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

Good thing the ball didnt knock the wind out of him.

7/29/09   |   srvntofjesus   |   13 respect


7/29/09   |   yanksawboy   |   8 respect

 At least it didn't go in his cup.