Say this about the 2008 Seattle Mariners – they're not your every day bad team.
On Sunday, catcher Jamie Burke was the losing pitcher.
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In Oakland, in the process of blowing a 3-0 lead – on a Richie Sexson home run, no less – the Mariners ran themselves out of a promising inning by forgetting to step on a base.
Fifth inning, one out, Adrian Beltre at second base, Sexson at first. Kenji Johjima hits a fly to center field – and Beltre zips all the way around third base. When he realized the ball had been caught, Beltre raced safely back to second, without stepping on third.
The Athletics noticed, threw to third base and got an inning-ending out.