This happened in the sixth inning Saturday night at Fenway Park before Boston Red Sox right-hander Edward Mujica even threw a pitch. With Rajai Davis of the Detroit Tigers leading off second, Mujica whirled and tried a pickoff throw, but his attempt was so wild, it sailed perhaps 10-12 feet to the right. It was nowhere near second baseman Dustin Pedroia and almost at the head of umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, who was getting into position to make a call at the bag. Wendelstedt ducked to safety and even Pedroia ducked in empathy.
Other errant throws have been higher. Many have been thrown in the dirt. But has a pitcher ever been further off the mark on a pickoff attempt than Mujica? The bases are 90 feet apart, Edward, not 75.
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