Will Craig had a good sense of humor about the viral field error
Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Will Craig had a sense of humor when he spoke of his fighting mistake against the Chicago Cubs.
Last Thursday, MLB fans were in shock before laughing out loud during a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs. Of course, we’re talking about the viral magic of Cubs shortstop Javier Baez created by a mistake by first baseman Will Craig.
With jokes thrown at him, Craig has shown he has a good sense of humor. In a media interview on Friday, the rookie said he knew where he would be featured for a while – the blooper reel.
“[Thursday] the night was difficult, ”said Craig, via Jeff Hathhorn of WEEI 93.7 FM. “I replayed this over 100 times in my head what happened. I realized there was more to this game than a little mess. Of course, I’ll probably be on a real blooper for the rest of my life, but I have to keep moving forward with it.
“The best way to do it is to embrace it head on. Don’t deny it, don’t be afraid. It happened. I can’t let that one day reflect the rest of my season. “
Pirates: Will Craig has a sense of humor about massive mistakes against Cubs on Thursday
You have to watch Craig take it all in stride. Like many of us, we all have our bad days. As the recruit says, all you can do is move on.
During this play, the Pirates needed one more exit to escape at the start of the third round. Baez kicked a ball to the ground at third base Erik Gonzalez, who threw it at Craig to seemingly bring out the force. Instead of hitting the first base, Craig chose to chase Baez back at the plate. Craig then threw the ball to wide receiver Michael Perez in an attempt to prevent a run from scoring. Instead, it led to a series of unfortunate events for the Pirates.
In 14 games this season since his call, Craig has recorded a .234 batting average, a .635 OPS, two runs batted in, four runs scored and 11 hits.
There are still over 100 games left on the Pirates’ schedule, so there are opportunities for this mistake from Craig to be forgotten. If not, Craig won’t let him bother.