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Faking an injury or flopping for a call is nothing new in sports. It happens all the time in soccer and basketball, but the chance for baseball players to join in on the fun doesn’t come around too often. Which is why Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon took advantage when the opportunity presented itself.
With the Cubs down 4-2 in the 8th inning, on a 1-2 count, Borbon appeared to get hit by a pitch…
About five seconds too late.
Sorry, dude. That is, shall we say, unconvincing.
But we commend his effort, because when your team hasn’t won a World Series in 104 years, you’ll do whatever you can to get on base. Even if it makes you look like an idiot.