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Nick Punto's very best Nick Punto impression

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Nick Punto isn't a great baseball player. You might even argue that he's not been a good baseball player. After all, he reached the major leagues a dozen years ago, yet he's still well short of a thousand career hits. Among the 283 players with at least 3,000 plate appearances since then, Punto's OPS+ is ninth-worst.

Monday night, all of that seemed completely irrelevant when this happened:


source: Chad Moriyama

What made this so ridiculously interesting was the utter insanity of the thing, because you see Nick Punto's ground ball bounded into center field ... THERE WAS NO PLAY AT FIRST BASE.

Of course Punto's lunacy inspired a series of amusing tweets, a few of which I've curated for your amusement:

There's more, of course. And don't thank me; thank Nick Punto for being so Nick Punto.