On October 7, 2020, at the beginning of the eighth inning of the second game of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins, the Marlins’ Corey Dickerson reaches first base on an error. The next batter, Jon Berti, hits a ball to right field in front of the Braves’ right fielder, Nick Markakis. Charging hard, Markakis looks as though he would try to make a difficult catch, perhaps diving for the ball. Dickerson waits to see if the ball is caught, because if it is caught he cannot advance safely to second. Then Markakis abruptly slows and lets the ball bounce in front of him, catches the ball with his bare hand, and throws to second. When he sees Markakis will not catch the ball on the fly, Dickerson sprints to second but is beaten by Markakis’ throw and is forced out as the batter, Berti, advances to first.
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