Adrian Beltre is about to reach the 3,000 hit milestone. He’s expected to reach it sometime this weekend. He racked up three more hits on Wednesday night, but all of the attention was on him for a completely different (and yet very Beltre) reason.
As he was preparing for his final at-bat of the game, hoping to notch another hit on his tally, he was standing slightly away from the on-deck circle going through his warm up swings.
Then, the umpire asked him to get into the actual on-deck circle. Beltre, being Beltre, decided that instead of just following instructions he would simply relocate the on-deck circle to where he wanted it to be.
So he slid it over to where he was warming up ... and promptly got ejected.
It’s yet another quintessential Beltre moment to add to a career filled with them, and something that truly would not happen with many other players, if any at all.
I had never seen someone ejected for dragging an on-deck circle so thank you Adrian Beltre pic.twitter.com/8Trb8dbjN7— Dave Lozo (@davelozo) July 27, 2017
We do not deserve Adrian Beltre, that’s for sure.