Stealing home is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. It happens so rarely that when it does, it's a must-watch highlight every time. Stealing home, by design, is an unconventional play, but on Tuesday night, Marlins third baseman Jon Berti's steal was even more unconventional than usual.
Instead of darting for home during the pitcher's windup, Berti decided to break for the plate after the pitch, right as the catcher threw it back to the pitcher. He got a great jump, but stumbled halfway home. Luckily, the Mets were so caught off guard that, despite the trip, Berti was able to regain his balance and score the run.
At the end of the day, scoring the run is all that matters, but it certainly made a unique play even more unique. This will surely be something in the back of the catcher's mind next time he throws a ball back to the pitcher with a man on third.
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