Could this have been what led to the Rangers’ epic collapse on Wednesday night?
In the eighth inning against the Yankees, Adrian Beltre hit a solo homer to push Texas’s lead to 7–2. And then teammate Robinson Chirinos made the biggest mistake in baseball: he touched Beltre on the head.
The Yankees went on to score six runs in the ninth, capped by a Didi Gregorius walk-off homer. Lesson learned.