Spring Training is not something to be taken seriously. Players are there to get in mental and physical shape for the season, not to produce highlight reel plays. But this sequence from the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays sets the bar at a weird, new low for spring play.
Jean Segura bobbled the ball and made a poor throw to Maikel Franco at third while Kevin Pillar retreated to the bag. Franco then threw the ball over to first base to catch Teoscar Hernandez in a rundown. After a brief back-and-forth, he's tagged out while trying to buy time for Pillar to score from third base.
The kicker? Pillar's run didn't count because Hernandez was tagged about a second before Pillar reached home.
It's easy to forget that plays like this happen, though, when a guy like Bryce Harper has to be taken out of the game after getting drilled in the ankle with a fastball.
Still, that doesn't mean we should turn our backs on this glorious epitome of the laughable nature of Spring Training baseball.