A new trend that we’re seeing with Major League Baseball is that when games are being broadcast on national television, players out in the field are mic’d up.
That was the case on Sunday night when the New York Mets played host to their division rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies, with the game being broadcasted on ESPN.
New York’s star shortstop Francisco Lindor, was mic’d up for the top of the third inning when the Mets led the Phillies by a score of 2-1.
But being mic’d up didn’t stop Lindor from being laser-focused on the task at hand.
With one out and a runner on first base, Lindor got a ground ball which he flipped to second to get the lead man before Luis Guillorme went to first to complete the double play.
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“Mr. Smile” sure can do it all.
He can hit, play defense, run the bases, and more, all while having a little microphone near his mouth.
That clearly didn’t distract him on Sunday night, as he was able to help the Mets turn two without a problem.
Talking to the announcers while out on the field and having to make a play at the same time has to be incredibly hard for any player.
Your focus is essentially divided between the announcers and the field.
But Lindor didn’t seem to have a problem focusing on both at the same time.
It was like the two separate tasks were intertwined into one.
But it gave us an interesting perspective on the double play that was turned.
People wonder what’s going through players’ minds on the field, and Lindor gave us a little bit of a look at that.