Has this ever happened before?
After fielding a ground ball, Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque had enough time to kiss the ball before throwing it to first base and getting the runner.
He’s probably been waiting for this opportunity his entire baseball career.
Update: The Athletics apparently were offended by the kiss by Alburquerque.
"We didn't appreciate that. I thought it was immature and not very professional. You don't do that on the field." – Reddick on the kiss.
— Dave Hogg 📎 (@Stareagle) October 7, 2012
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